Not for the first time, Agence France Presse has erased Nasser Abu Hamid’s seven murder convictions, presenting him only as a Palestinian prisoner while withholding any indication about why he might be in jail.
The Almagor Terror Victims Association reported about Abu Hamid:
On 12 October 2000 he was photographed while taking part in the desecration of the bodies of IDF Corporal Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami during the Ramallah Lynch.
On 21 December 2000 Hamid murdered Eli “Eliko” Cohen in a shooting attack in the vicinity of Giv’at Ze’ev.
On 31 December 2000 he murdered Rabbi Binyamin and Talya Kahane in a shooting attack in the vicinity of Ofra.
He planned the 25 February 2002 attack on Neveh Ya’acov in which policewoman Galit Arbiv was murdered and ten civilians were injured.
On 27 February 2002 Hamid directed the murder of Gadi Rejwan in the Atarot industrial zone in Jerusalem.
He was responsible for the 5 March 2002 bombing attack on Sea Food Market, murdering three Israelis—Eliyahu Dahan, Yossi Habi, and policeman Salim Barakat—and injuring 31.
In December 2002, Hamid confessed in Jerusalem District Court to killing seven Israelis and was sentenced to three life sentences and fifty additional years’ imprisonment. He also was convicted of 12 counts of attempted murder and other charges. The representative of the State of Israel at the trial dubbed Hamid a “killing machine” and stated that Hamid had been the one who announced the founding of the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization.
The news agencies’ attention to all kinds of detaild about Palestinian terrorists — their medical condition, age, family, how many prisoners before them supposedly died while in Israeli prison — stands in striking contrast to the repeated disinterest in reporting the terror acts which landed them in prison.