web analytics
April 20, 2014 / 20 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Media Ignore Abbas’s Call To ‘Raise Rifles’ Against Israel

Share Button

RAMALLAH – In a major speech here last week in front of scores of international reporters, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Palestinian factions to put an end to weeks of infighting and instead “raise rifles against the Israeli occupation.”
 
Abbas also praised Hamas and said that Jews are corrupting the world.

But Abbas’s call to arms and his anti-Semitic remarks were not reported by most media outlets featuring articles on the Palestinian leader’s address.

“Shooting at your brother is forbidden. Raising rifles against the occupation is our legitimate right, but raising guns against each other is forbidden.

“We should put our internal fighting aside and raise our rifles only against the Israeli occupation,” said Abbas in the speech, which commemorated the 42nd anniversary of the founding of his Fatah party. 

Abbas went on to praise the late Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by Israel in March 2004.

During a portion of his speech in which he criticized recent Israeli anti-terror raids in the northern West Bank, Abbas used Koranic verses to exclaim, “The sons of Israel are mentioned as those who are corrupting humanity on earth.”

His remarks were not quoted in any of the hundreds of English-language articles reporting on the speech or by most major Israeli dailies, which featured pieces on their websites about the Fatah commemoration ceremonies.

A widely-circulated Associated Press article, titled “Abbas calls for respect at Fatah rally,” quotes Abbas stating, “Shooting at your brother is forbidden,” but the article stops short of quoting the rest of his sentence in which he recommends Palestinians use their weapons against Israel.

The AP article was featured on such top websites as the WashingtonPost.com and CBSNews.com Articles by other news agencies and local Israeli papers also failed to quote Abbas’s anti-Israel and anti-Semitic remarks.

Abbas’s statements about using rifles against Israel come after reports last week that the United States, aided by Israel, provided thousands of assault rifles and more than a million rounds of ammunition to militias associated with Abbas’s Fatah party. (See Quick Takes, above.)

Also, according to documents revealed last week, the Bush administration will provide $86.4 million to strengthen security forces loyal to Abbas, including Force 17, Abbas’s security detail, which also serves as de facto police units in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

The pledged aid and the U.S. shipments of rifles and ammunition are meant to bolster Fatah against rival Hamas factions, the Fatah militants said.

Fatah and Hamas have engaged in weeks of deadly firefights since Abbas called for new Palestinian elections in a move widely seen as an attempt to dismantle the Hamas-led PA.

Share Button

About the Author: Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 2-4 p.m (CHANGE TO 7-9 p.m.). His website is KleinOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

No Responses to “Media Ignore Abbas’s Call To ‘Raise Rifles’ Against Israel”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Ukraine Shul Firebombed
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)
Latest News Stories

Rav Bina, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh has sent the following letter out to alumni of the Yeshiva: Dear Alumni, This Wednesday one of my grandchildren will be undergoing crucial surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his leg. I ask all of you to please recite tehillim for him during the surgery, […]

Naftali Bennett speaking in the Knesset

PA president Abbas, who is about 9 years late for democratic elections, has threatened to dismantle the PA and annul the Oslo Accords. Sounds good to us…

Hamas supporters marching on the Temple Mount, waving Hamas flags.

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and his family’s visit to the Temple Mount was cut short when violent rioting once again broke out on the holy site.

Ukraine Shul Firebombed

Anti-semitic attacks have escalated with the firebombing of a synagogue in the Ukraine. Watch the video of the attack…

A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.

Many Pakistanis consider bin Laden a “hero of Islam.”

Two major obstacles have kept Israel from joining the program: Allegations by U.S. officials that Israel has discriminated against Arab- and Muslim-Americans seeking entry, and a proliferation of young Israelis traveling to the United States as tourists and then working illegally.

A Lebanese man who was arrested in Thailand on suspicion of belonging to Hezbollah admitted to targeting Israelis, Thai media reported.

On Friday afternoon, Syrian fighter jets hit opposition/rebel targets and villages on the Syrian side of the Ramat HaGolan (Golan Heights), in the Quneitra region. Large pillars of smoke are seen rising from struck areas. Quneitra is the site of an official crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan. IAF jets were sent out […]

As Rabbi Stav said, “You’re free to think what you want. But do you want me to recognize Chelsea Clinton’s child as a Jew?”

Chimpanzees and Orangutans eat Matza, unleavened bread traditionally eaten during the Passover holiday, at the Ramat Gan Safari on Thursday, April 17, 2014. I hope they can digest it. On Passover no leavened bread (Chametz) is allowed in Jewish possession, and that includes food we feed our animals.

Following intelligence reports of further expected Arab rioting and violence on the Temple Mount today, the police have placed restrictions on Muslim entry to the Jewish holy site, according to a report on Arutz-7. Entry will be limited to Muslims over the age of 50, and women, also they must be Israeli citizens or residency […]

PA President Abbas’s refusal to publicly condemn the terror attack that killed Baruch Mizrachi is putting a damper on the parade.

The Shas political party, founded and run by the late Rav Ovadia Yosef, has a appointed a new spiritual leader, according to a Galei Tzahal report. The rabbi chosen to replace Harav Ovadia and be the new president of the party’s Council of Torah Sages is Rabbi Shalom Cohen. Aryeh Deri is the political leader […]

In 1941, the Jews of Kiev received a similar leaflet. When they showed up the next day, more than 34,000 were murdered.

Teen stabbed in South Florida high school.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/media-ignore-abbass-call-to-raise-rifles-against-israel/2007/01/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: