Elder of Ziyon has an excellent post about the raid on the prison in Jericho. Here is a link and an excerpt from his post.
- “(PFLP leader) Saadat’s cell was more of an office. He had telephones and television sets. The jail’s Palestinian guards stayed away from his quarters, which included a kitchen and an area to receive guests.”
- “Under the terms of the Ramallah Agreement, the six prisoners were meant to be kept in seclusion although this was routinely violated by the Palestinian jailers. The monitors made a note of these violations but they were powerless to intervene.”
- “Security officials contended long ago that the Jericho jail sentence was a joke. Except for a sign announcing the facility as a jail, there were no other trappings of such. Visitors were frequent, including Palestinian leaders. Comings and goings were almost unimpeded. The most egregious moment was when the secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmed Saadat, was suspected of masterminding from his jail cell a suicide bombing in the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv.”
- Abbas on March 7: “‘I have no problem releasing Ahmed Saadat tomorrow, but with one condition: to have a letter from the PFLP politburo saying that I am not responsible for what would happen to him after that.’ ” Abbas on March 15: “What happened is an unforgivable crime and an insult to the Palestinian people.”