Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of Fatah's Central Committee saluted senior Fatah officials who are serving time in Israeli prisons and the families of Fatah "martyrs," saying they are "models of heroism." He spoke at a Fatah rally that was aired on Palestine TV on July 13, 2021. Rajoub singled out Ghadanfar Abu Atwan, who was recently released from Israeli jail after a long hunger strike. He emphasized that Abu Atwan's father is named Eichmann (see MEMRI TV clip no 8943 for more information about Ghadanfar and his father). Rajoub said that 12% of all prisoners serving time in Israeli jails are members of the PA security services and added: "So let no one lecture Fatah." The rally took place amid recent unrest in the Palestinian Authority surrounding the killing of activist Nizar Banat and claims that the PA security services employs excessive force against Palestinians.
Jibril Rajoub: "The Muqata'a Compound – where there are members of the security forces – was bombed by F-16s. Officers from the General Intelligence Service were martyred here a few days ago. 12% of all the prisoners in [Israeli] prisons are members of the [PA] security forces, so no one should lecture Fatah or its institutions. I salute our prisoners and the families of our martyrs in Jenin and everywhere in our homeland. I believe that they are models of heroism. I salute [recently-released Palestinian prisoner] Ghadanfar [Abu Atwan], whose father's name is Eichmann, by the way. I salute the prisoners. I salute Karim Younes, Maher Younes, Marwan Barghouti, Ahmad Sa'adat, and all the cadres and fighters in the prisons, from all the factions of the Palestinian national effort."
Other speaker: "I salute the released prisoner Jibril Rajoub."