Senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official Abbas Zaki recently stated that it is a Palestinian “value” to murder Israeli men, but lied when he claimed that the Palestinian leadership does not support the murder of Israeli women and children.
Speaking at the opening of the fourth Fatah “Loyalty to the Martyrs” conference in Salfit, Zaki, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, spoke of Muhannad Halabi, a terrorist who killed two Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem in October 2015, and claimed that during the attack “when he saw … a small child – a woman and her son – he did not kill him. This is from Almighty Allah. For we don’t kill people as we please. There are values, customs,” according to the media watchdog NGO Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
Halabi stabbed Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett to death. He attacked the Bennett family on their way to pray at the Western Wall. He murdered the two men, and also stabbed and tried to murder Bennett’s wife, Adele and their two-year-old son. Adele required emergency lifesaving surgery and prolonged hospitalization.
PMW director Itamar Marcus noted that “while it is significant for a senior Palestinian leader to brag on-camera that murdering a rabbi is a Palestinian ‘value’ because the murderer did not also kill his wife and infant child, this is a lie. The PA ‘values’ rewards and honors all Palestinian terrorists, no matter who they kill.”
“The families of all Palestinian suicide bombers – who have murdered hundreds of women and children – all receive high monthly PA allowances for life. The PA absolutely values murdering Israeli women and children, along with murdering men,” Marcus underscored.
Other examples of PA glorification of terrorists who killed Israeli women and children include Amjad and Hakim Awad, cousins who murdered Ruth and Ehud Fogel and their three children Yoav, Elad, and three-month-old baby Hadas.
They have already received NIS 548,800 ($156,337) in stipends from the PA.
Dalal Mughrabi led the murder of 37 Israelis, including 12 children, and the PA has named six schools, numerous sporting events, and cultural centers for children after her.
“Not only does the Palestinian Authority itself support the murder of women and children, but they have successfully transmitted this ideology to their population,” Marcus stated.
The PA’s “terror-values have been passed onto and absorbed by Palestinian youth, which can be seen by the high number of Palestinian teens, Zaki’s ‘children,’ committing terror attacks today,” Marcus said.