February 2016

PALESTINIAN LEADERS: WHO ARE THEY FOOLING?

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  •     For Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, the death of more than 170 Palestinians and 26 Israelis in the past five months occurred in the context of a "popular and peaceful uprising." One can only imagine what the uprising would have looked like had it not been "peaceful."

  •     Abbas assured his people that those who die defending their holy sites would go straight to heaven. "Every drop of blood that is spilled in Jerusalem is pure blood," he stressed.

  •     According to the Palestinian Authority, these youths are acting out of despair -- over settlements, checkpoints and lack of progress in the peace process. The attackers are in fact targeting Jews because they have been incited and brainwashed by the same leaders who are now denouncing Israel for protecting itself.

  •     Not a single senior Palestinian official has condemned the targeting of innocent civilians in this "peaceful" uprising. They are too busy glorifying the assailants and naming streets after them.

  •     The blood of the Palestinians who are being shot and killed while attacking Jews is on the hands of Abbas and his senior officials.

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Link to Article: 
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7443/palestinian-leaders-rhetoric
Author: 
Khaled Abu Toameh