MEMRI March 10, 2017 Clip No. 5941
Jordanian MPs Celebrate Release of "Hero" Ahmad Daqamseh
This compilation includes the response of several Jordanian MPs to the
release from prison of former soldier Ahmad Daqamseh, who served a 20-year
term for the murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls. MP Khalil Attiya, speaking
in the Jordanian parliament on March 12, the day of Daqamseh’s release, held
a photograph of the killer above his head, calling him a “hero,” and MPs
Dima Tahboub, Saleh Al-Armouti, and Najah Al-Azzeh all praised him and
congratulated the country upon his release.
Voiceover: "MP Khalil Attiya lauded the release of Ahmed Daqamseh from
prison, calling for his protection."
Khalil Attiya: "On the occasion of Daqamseh's release, let me place his
picture over my head, because this hero has returned to his home safe and
sound. I demand that the Jordanian government give this hero full
protection, because he has received threats from the Zionist enemy."
Dima Tahboub: "This is a Jordanian day of celebration. We are very happy at
(Daqamseh's) release, which is overdue. Even in prison, we considered him to
be free, because no one can arrest someone like the soldier Daqamseh. Today,
his freedom is complete. He was free in prison, and now he is free outside.
We congratulate the Jordanian people, the Daqamseh family, and ourselves. We
congratulate the people who continue to uphold the principles for which
Daqamseh was imprisoned. This proves that there can be no normalization of
relations between the Jordanian people and the Zionist enemy."
Saleh Al-Armouti: "Dawamseh's release has undoubtedly warmed the hearts of
Najah Al-Azzeh: "We congratulate the country upon the return of the hero
Ahmad Daqamseh. We never wanted him to remain in prison for such a long
time, away from his country. But today, we are very happy and proud that he
has returned to the homeland. We are proud to have people like him among
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