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Flags are hung at the King David hotel ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum conference in Jerusalem. Jan. 16, 2020

Over 40 world leaders, including US Vice President Mike Pence, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emanuel Macron and the UK’s Prince Charles will convene in Jerusalem this week to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to discuss the war on global Anti-Semitism.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is feverishly working to prepare the largest diplomatic event in the country’s history while an official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily has published an op-ed calling for murder to cancel the international gathering, the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported Sunday.


In a piece published Saturday, Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA-controlled Al-Hayat Al Jadida wrote that “one shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.”

Before calling for murder, Rabah criticized the international community for recognizing that the “Jews’ Holocaust is terrible” while accepting as “insignificant, beautiful, [and] spectacular” what he called the “Palestinian holocaust by Israel that still continues.”

Rabah warned that “it can be assumed that they [the Palestinians] will resist the ceremony being held in Jerusalem itself, as Jerusalem is theirs.”

His suggested solution to stopping the international ceremony from taking place is murder.

“One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.”

Itamar Marcus, director of PMW stated that “it is scandalous that the PA is allowing its official daily to call for murder to achieve a political goal.”

“Whereas we are used to hearing the PA call for the killing of Israelis for political purposes, here the implicit targets could be any of those world leaders who are honoring the memory of the Holocaust victims by their presence in Jerusalem,” he cautioned.

He called on the international community to “reject the Palestinian Authority for promoting terror the same way it has rejected ISIS [the Islamic State terror organization] and Hamas for promoting terror. The perfect time to do so is this week, to show that the world is implementing the important lessons of history.”


Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.

Translation by PMW

Headline: “This is Israel on the edge of the abyss!

“Israel has shaken off everything from international law, to humanitarian international law, the decisions of the international bodies, and the beginning of the International Criminal Court’s investigation (Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s statements on Jan. 10, 2020 that there is reason to investigate Israel and “members of Hamas and Palestinian armed groups” for war crimes –Ed.).

Moreover, it is now energetically planning to hold a ceremony for the Holocaust in occupied Jerusalem, and it is accustomed to the world participating with it in this ceremony, as the Jews’ Holocaust is terrible, but the Palestinian holocaust by Israel that still continues is insignificant, beautiful, spectacular, and good.

Of course, the Palestinians will never accept this equation, and it can be assumed that they will resist the ceremony being held in Jerusalem itself, as Jerusalem is theirs, despite [US President Donald] Trump who gave it to Israel as part of the filthy deal of the century.

One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony. And despite the misery of the Arabs and their dissatisfaction with what is happening, they are capable, if even for just a moment, of not following in the steps of Israel and America who are determining for them who their enemies are and who their friends are.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2020]