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January 2, 2012 3:25 pm

Abbas Appoints Terrorist to Advisory Role

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JPost – JERUSALEM – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Monday issued a “presidential decree” appointing a prisoner who was released in the Gilad Schalit deal with Hamas as his advisor for local governments.

The former prisoner, Mahmoud Awad Damra, was sentenced in 2006 to 15 years in prison for his role in terror attacks against Israel. Damra served as commander of the PA’S Force 17 security force under former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.

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