The Palestinian Authority, while condemning the terror carried out Friday evening in Paris, blamed Israel for the horrific attacks and equated the Jewish State with the Islamic State.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah, its ruling party, both headed by PA head Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the terror attacks in Paris on Friday and blamed Israeli intelligence for carrying them out, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.
The PA leaders exploited the Paris attacks that killed 129 and wounded 350 – at least a third critically – to “draw an imaginary false parallel to Israel’s alleged terror against Palestinians and to repeat the allegation that Israel is like the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization,” the watchdog said.
According to PMW, an op-ed in the official PA daily claimed that the Mossad, Israel’s secret intelligence service, was behind the terror attacks in Paris, saying it “is not a coincidence that ‘blood is spilled in Paris’ at the same time that Europe decided to label Israeli products made in settlements.”
The terror attacks, the op-ed alleges, serve the “goals” of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who “hides in his soul enough evil to burn the world.”
Incitement on Social Media
As noted by PMW, Fatah’s official Facebook page on Saturday stated:
“Terror is terror and we condemn all terror. Be it destroying houses in Nablus and killing our children by Israel or hitting a Russian plane over Egypt,” alluding to the recent downing of an aircraft that resulted in the deaths of all 224 passengers, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. “The Paris attacks are criminal acts done by coward terrorists.”
In another post the same day, as reported by PMW, Fatah said:
“As a people who suffer daily aggression by Israel, we understand the suffering of the injured and the families of those who were killed in a cold blood. Palestinians know the bitter taste of losing beloved ones as the Israeli army is killing civilians in ‘Palestine’ almost by the hour… We in the Fatah movement look forward to see the entire world winning this battle against terror especially in the Middle East. We know that restoring peace and stability in the Middle East is the first step to dry the sources of terrorism throughout the world. It is time to end the brutal Israeli occupation which breeds violence in the entire world.”
This type of incitement promotes hatred and terror against IDF soldiers and civilians. Palestinian terror has intensified since September, with attacks ongoing on a daily basis. On Friday, a father and his teenage son were brutally murdered by Palestinian terrorists near Hebron just a few hours prior to the Paris attacks.
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