Baydaa' Mu'ammar, a host on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel, interviewed terrorist Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim, who in 1989 forced a bus traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem into a ravine, killing 16 people, and who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. Mu'ammar said that "we long for the days of the Intifada" and told Ghneim that "we always salute this heroic role." The interview aired on May 22.
Baydaa' Mu'ammar: "Today, as the (prisoners' hunger) strike is escalating, we long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution, when the Palestinian people were fighting for freedom, in order to put an end to settlements... They were fighting against the occupation, which exists to this day. Why is today different than those days? We hold in esteem any effort taken by our Palestinian people, but we want more from them."
Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: "Yes, you are taking me back to the days of the 1987 Intifada, in which I was active one way or another. In the attack that I carried out - the bus 405 attack - 16 Zionists died and 24 were wounded.
"I was captured after the attack, and I was treated [medically] and all that. I spent 22.5 years (in prison)."
Baydaa' Mu'ammar: "We always salute this heroic role."