The Palestinian Ministry for Prisoner Affairs held a memorial for child-murderer Samir Kuntar in Ramallah yesterday.
The Minister of Prisoner Affairs, Issa Qaraqe, spoke at the event and extolled Kuntar as "the martyr Samir Kuntar, a Palestinian symbol."
"We meet today in the presence of the martyr Kuntar, to honor a martyr in the name of all the Palestinian people, and to assure him and anyone who fought for Palestine that they will stay present in all of our lives, we will not forget your sacrifices, we'll proudly tell all the generations to come about you and how Kantar rubbed the occupier's nose in dirt."
It is not certain if he is referring to the child that Kuntar murdered, whose nose was in the dirt after he bashed her head in.
Qaraqe has testified about supposed Israeli crimes to the UN, including accusations that Israeli pharmaceutical companies perform medical experiments on prisoners.
There was another ceremony honoring Kuntar held in Ramallah yesterday which Fatah officials attended, but the memorial presided over by Qaraqe showed that the official Palestinian Authority position is to honor a child murderer.
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