|The now-convicted and imprisoned terrorist |
Al-Arajaat his trial, April 2013 [Image Source]
This Ongoing War..
30 December '14..
In the news reporting of this ongoing war, few voices are quite as malevolent as that of Issa Karake (sometimes written Qaraqe). Less than a household name outside the Palestinian Arab world, he gets wide and frequent coverage in the Arabic media, much of it serving as incitement for people in his sphere of influence to do more terror.
Until recently, he was the Minister of Prisoners' Affairs in the Mahmoud Abbas regime. Since the summer, he is the head of a brand new PLO entity, the Prisoners Affairs Authority that does pretty much exactly the same work but now outside the PA. The reason why, like much of what happens in the terror business, is money-related and described here.
The man's frequent public speeches and talk-show appearances center on one theme: the heroic nature of Palestinian Arab terror and those who do it. That plus the unreasonable cruelty of the Israelis who stubbornly keep putting terrorists behind bars, refusing to let them out to be honored as men and women of transcendent achievement. (The good people of Palestinian Media Watch.have compiled an on-line archive of Karake video clips and speech texts, translated from the Arabic,)
Now for his latest rant: