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Netanyahu Blames Jerusalem Terror on Abbas Incitement, Islamic Radicalism

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today blamed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the terror attack in Jerusalem that left one dead and more than a dozen injured.

Netanyahu placed responsibility for incitement that led to the attack by a Hamas operative who lived in Jerusalem’s northern neighborhood of Shuafat squarely with Abbas.

It was Abbas, he said, who was responsible for “the growing incitement” seen in recent days.

Abbas, “who sent a condolence letter to the family of [Yehudah] Glick’s [shooter] and who has tried to prevent Jews from going up to the Temple Mount.

“The vehicular terror attack today in Jerusalem is the direct result of incitement by Abu Mazen [Abbas] and his partner Hamas,” the prime minister stated flatly.

Netanyahu noted that the “rising tide of Islamic extremism and radicalism that is sweeping all across the Middle East and beyond” was affecting Israel’s Arab population as well – and would cost the Jewish State. But although he acknowledged that Israeli is in “a prolonged battle for Jerusalem,” as he politely phrased it, he added, “I have no doubt that we will win it. We are employing all the necessary powers to restore quiet and security to the city.

“True peace will come when the squares in Ramallah and Gaza will be filled with demonstrators calling for a halt to terrorism. Peace will come when Iran will stop calling ‘death to Israel’ and when Abu Mazen no longer says that Jews are defiled and stops embracing their killers,” Netanyahu said.

But until then, “There has been no change in Palestinian society toward acceptance of the Jewish people’s right to its own state.”

Hana Levi Julian

What is Fatah Actually Celebrating?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

H/T Israellycool

As Hadar Sela noted, the BBC erroneously reported that Fatah celebrated its 48th anniversary, at a huge rally in Gaza on Friday, when, in fact – as the group was founded in 1959 – 2013 marks 54 years since the birth of the Palestinian group.

However, it has indeed been 48 years since one particular event in Fatah history.

Sela wrote:

“What Fatah is in fact celebrating is the 48thanniversary of its first armed attack on Israel which took place on January 1st 1965.”

Interestingly, while other news sites also curiously got the political math wrong, the Guardian got it right, before getting it wrong, in an Agency report titled ‘Mass rally in Gaza to support Palestinian President’s Fatah faction‘, Jan. 4.

First, there was this:

“Throngs camped out overnight in a downtown Gaza square to ensure themselves a spot for the anniversary commemoration of Fatah’s 1959 founding, and tens of thousands marched early Friday, carrying yellow Fatah banners.”

Later in the same piece, there was this:

“The demonstration marked 48 years since Fatah’s founding as the spearhead of the Palestinians’ fight against Israel.”

Indeed, in only 48 (or 54) years, Fatah has achieved so much.

Per CAMERA:

“Fatah’s armed units such as the Tanzim, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and Force 17 have organized, coordinated and carried out hundreds of terrorist attacks against civilians.

During the second intifada, Fatah Tanzim and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for over 300 attacks in which civilians were killed, and according to Israeli authorities, Fatah-linked groups have attempted or carried out more than 1,500 attacks. (International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)”

Sela noted that among those terror leaders praised by the “moderate” Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, “were Hamas founders Ahmed Yassin and Abed Aziz al Rantissi as well as the founder of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Fathi Shiqaqi“.

The frequently shrill, often unserious and increasingly hysterical warnings about Israel’s supposed dangerous move to the right – parroted most recently by the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland – is almost entirely devoid of context regarding a sclerotic Palestinian political culture which hasn’t even marginally moved beyond the glorification of violence and demonization of Jews.

It’s truly baffling why so many sensitive souls who advocate on behalf of Palestinians don’t recoil in the face of such political pathos, and evidently can’t empathize with the large majority of Israelis who hesitate to midwife a new state on its eastern border which will, in all likelihood, continue to be compromised by such a reactionary, racist and terrorist ethos.

Visits CifWatch.com.

Adam Levick

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