Palestinian leader Abbas to publicly honor terrorists

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Western-embraced Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will soon publicly honor two female Palestinian terrorists by presenting their families with the Al Quds Mark of Honor, the highest honor conferred by Abbas' PLO.

Israel Radio reported that one of the medals will be presented to the family of Ahlam Tamimi, a Hamas affiliated sentenced to life in prison by Israel for transporting the suicide bomber who killed 15 people and wounded many more at a Sbarro pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem in 2001.

The other medal will reportedly go to the family of Amra Muna, a jailed resident of Ramallah who in 2001 seduced a 16-year-old Israeli boy over the Internet and lured him to the Palestinian Authority capital where he was then murdered.

Palestinian Minister for Prisoner Affairs Ashraf el Ajami confirmed for Israel Radio that his office had presented Abbas with a list of terrorist jailed by Israel, but refused to "ruin the surprise" by revealing the names the Palestinian leader had chosen as recipients of the award.

Winners of the Al Quds Mark of Honor must be chosen directly by the chairman of the Palestinian Authority.

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