Israeli soldiers at the scene of shooting attack in Tapuah Junction, south of the West Bank city of Nablus (Sraya Diamant/Flash90) Sraya Diamant/Flash90

Mahmoud Abbas’s party ordered Palestinians to erase security camera evidence after a drive-by shooting of three Israelis.

By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel

Senior Palestinian officials rushed to help the terrorist who shot and wounded three Israelis teenagers Sunday, telling Palestinians who live and work in the area of the attack to destroy any video evidence that might help Israel catch the perpetrator.

Shortly after the Palestinian terrorist shot and wounded three students at a bus stop in Samaria, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party posted a call on social media for Palestinians who were on the escape route driven by the terrorist to delete the video footage on their security cameras that might contain evidence.

“Our lauded people, honored members of our people, we call on you to get rid of the contents that were stored in the [security] cameras of your homes or your businesses today, and not to transfer any media content among yourselves,” said the Nablus branch of Fatah in Arabic on its Facebook account, which  was translated by the Israeli watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch.

Another post on Facebook by the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture expressed its support for terror against Israelis, saying: “The Fatah Movement’s Nablus branch emphasized that resistance is a natural right of the Palestinian people against the Zionist arrogance.”

Palestinians regularly use the Arabic word for “resistance” as a euphemism for violent terror attacks against Israelis, including the murder of civilians.

Fatah is the largest group in the Palestine Liberation Organization, which is headed by Abbas. Although Fatah proclaims in English to the international community that it rejects terror, in Arabic it routinely supports, honors, and encourages terrorists.

PMW also found other postings from Fatah in support of the terror attack, which left two of the three Israeli victims, 19-year-old students Yehuda Gueta and Benaya Peretz, in critical condition with doctors fighting to save their lives.

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