Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas stepped up to pour a little ignition fluid on the flames of terror on Wednesday.
In a speech from his headquarters in the Palestinian Arab capital city of Ramallah in Samaria, Abbas attacked Israel’s response to the current wave of terror.
“We are peaceful, but we will not accept the actions of the settlers and the executions of Palestinian children under occupation,” he said, according to translations by Channel 2 television news and Ha’aretz.
“We will not concede to Israel’s occupation policies and those of its settlers who terrorize our holy sites, our women, our land, and execute our youths, like they did to 13-year-old Ahmed,” he continued, in a reference to one of two assailants involved in an especially vicious terror attack this week in Pisgat Ze’ev.
The prime minister’s office responded bluntly that the speech was filled with lies: “The boy referenced is alive (not “executed”) and still hospitalized after stabbing an Israeli riding his bike. While Israel maintains the status quo on the Temple Mount, Abbas makes cynical use of religion and thus prompts terror,” the PMO said in a statement.
It is Abbas himself, in fact, who has inspired these so-called “children” to such acts. Abbas and others in his government have glorified the “sacrifices” of those who die while murdering Israeli Jews, calling them “martyrs” and referring to their spilled blood as “pure blood, clean blood.” The Palestinian Authority government each year hastens to laud dead terrorists who have murdered Israelis, naming public streets, squares and camps in their memory. Those who are incarcerated in Israeli prisons receive high salaries for their service; the more deadly the attack, the higher the salary.
And yet, Abbas delivers a performance of the indignant statesman, outraged over the untimely death or bleeding wounds of an innocent Palestinian Arab “child” by Bad Israelis and the violent Occupation.
Thank God for security cameras, which can help us tell which side of Alice’s Looking Glass we’re seeing through.
The following video shows the world the truth about the “innocent Palestinian Arab children” Abbas refers to. Peaceful is as peaceful does. The “children” in the CCTV footage released by Israel Police on Wednesday are clearly anything but babies.
Ages 13 and 17, they are clearly seen brandishing chef’s knives that are reminiscent of hatchets. They literally track their prey in the first segment, a 25-year-old religious Jewish man, older than both of them. In the second segment, only the results of the attack are seen, and one of the assailants still brandishing his knife just before he is shot.
Fully capable of planning and executing an attempt to murder, arming themselves and chasing down their prey, they are hardly children.
The “occupation” referred to by Abbas, meanwhile, is his description of this country’s establishment and its continued existence. Since the State of Israel is not going anywhere anytime soon, it would be to the benefit of the Palestinian Arab population for their leadership to make their peace with that fact, sooner rather than later.