Seconds often make the difference between life and death and new technology makes the difference…
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.
About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
The emails are unclassified but include sensitive information of correspondence with ambassadors.
An Arkia plane made an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport Sunday morning after a bird was caught in one of the planes’ engines during a flight to Eilat. The plane landed safely. It was the second emergency landing in a week at the airport. An El Al plane that took off for Prague last […]
Arabs call for state of mourning, meaning a state of riots, after knife-wielding terrorist killed when he stabbed solider.
Several Israelis suffered minor injuries in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed approximately 1,500 people, but approximately 250 Israelis are not accounted for, according to the Foreign Ministry. Communications systems have been disabled by the earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and is the latest in a series of disasters that have […]
Bayit Yehudi settles for three Cabinet posts. Shas to head Religious Affairs with Bayit Yehudi as Deputy.
The road from Jerusalem to Ma’aleh Adumim is closed to traffic due to Arab stone-throwing.
The officer of a Hareidi IDF unit was in Mea Shearim to visit two of his soldiers whose families have social or financial problems.
A soldier was stabbed, and a second soldier was nearly stabbed in separate attacks on Shabbat.
Three police have been injured in Jerusalem after a car ran into them. The three were walking on the sidewalk when the car slammed into them. The vehicular attack happened on the “Cohen’s Path” near Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives. One is moderately injured with pelvic injuries, and the other two are lightly […]
The airstrip, 10 miles from the Syrian border, could be used for UAV missions against Syrian rebels. Israel also is in range.
Vying for dominance in the WZO election, are movements within our nation which seek to undermine and subvert Orthodox Judaism.
Shira Klein was seriously injured in the April 15th Jerusalem terror attack that killed Shalom Yochai Sherki.
Arab media said several bases with long-range missiles were attacked on Saturday and last Wednesday.
Israel is the 11th happiest nation among 156 countries in the annual World Happiness Report for a second year. USA ranks 15.
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: