Palestinian Authority “special” security forces swooped down on Jenin, in central Samaria, an impressive show of force that would convince someone who does not know any better, such as the U.S. State Dept., that it is working to clear the city of terrorists,
However, their targets were not terrorists but were those “involved in lawlessness and chaos,” according to the official Palestinian Authority WAFA news site, quoting Jenin Governor Talal Dweikat.
He said that the “special National Security force” entered Jenin on Wednesday to help police restore law and order. Lest anyone think that the local Arabs are simply criminals, WAFA pointed out that a “number of people wanted for justice…were involved in chaos, lawlessness and riots that broke out following the Israeli army’s cold blooded killing of Islam Toubasi,” a terrorist who attacked IDF forces trying to round up his colleagues last month.
Once again, Israel is to blame, this time for killing a terrorist who was not interesting enough to be arrested by the “special” security forces.
The WAFA report exposes unrest within the Palestinian Authority. It reported that Dweikat “said that those who were involved in shooting and throwing firebombs at the governor’s headquarters, damaging cars for Palestinians from inside Israel, destroying public and private property, uprooting trees and spreading chaos and fear among the people will be brought to justice.”
The Arab street is heating up, but the Palestinian Authority has not been able to garner up the courage to crack down on terrorists.
Hamas is working furiously to establish small cells through Judea and Samaria, Israel’s Voice of Israel radio reported Sunday morning.
The Gaza-based terrorist organization has one single immediate objective – kidnapping an Israeli and using him as barter for freeing more Palestinian Authority terrorists and security prisoners.
IDF intelligence may help the PA forces to break up the cells, giving Abbas a chance to prove he is cracking down on terror.
So far, he not only is not doing so but also continues to incite terror.
On same day that Abbas preached peace at the United Nations, a Fatah party official read his speech in Samaria in praise of a terrorist who killed 15 Israelis, according to the Palestinian Media Watch, which translated and exposed the incitement.
Abbas called the terrorist “the most noble among the noble…(with his death) Fatah lost a beacon. He lived as a giant and died as a giant. He should remain in our hearts with this glory, this greatness.”
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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