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PA: Killing Israelis is good, but must choose place and time so world accepts it
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PA: Killing Israelis is good
- but PA must choose place and time
so world accepts it
 
Jibril Rajoub, Head of PA Sport and Youth Affairs:
"The international community does not agree to a bus exploding in Tel Aviv. But the international community does not ask what happens to a settler or soldier in the occupied territories at the wrong time and in the wrong place. No one asks about him! Therefore, we want to fight in such a way that the world and the international community will remain by our side." [Official PA TV, Oct. 17, 2015] 
 
 
Hafez Barghouti, columnist and former editor of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
"After the events of September [11, 2001] in New York, [Ariel] Sharon
applied the term 'terror' used to refer to those attacks, to our national struggle (i.e., terror campaign - Intifada). I warned about this at the time, and called to keep a low profile until the New York turmoil had passed...
Now, after the Paris attacks, we must keep a low profile so that we are not charged with the crimes of ISIS... We must learn our lessons and wait."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2015]
 
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
Jibril Rajoub, Head of the PA Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs recently expressed total support for Palestinian terror which has murdered 22 Israelis and injured 215 in the last two months, stressing:
 
"I congratulate everyone who carried them out (i.e., terror attacks). I say to you, we are proud of you."
[Official PA TV, Oct. 17, 2015]
 
However, Rajoub added that Palestinians must be careful not to carry out suicide terror in Tel Aviv, not because killing Israelis that way is wrong, but because the international community rejects and condemns it. Rajoub recommended that Palestinians murder only those Israelis whose murder the international community will accept as legitimate targets - the "settlers and soldiers" who are killed because they are "at the wrong time and in the wrong place." Rajoub essentially instructs murderers of Israelis to make sure they murder the right ones:

 
"The international community does not agree to a bus exploding in Tel Aviv. But the international community does not ask what happens to a settler or soldier in the occupied territories at the wrong time and in the wrong place. No one asks about him! Therefore, we want to fight in such a way that the world and the international community will remain by our side."

According to Rajoub, it is the international community's message to the PA, possibly through its silence, that it accepts stabbing and shooting murders of Israeli soldiers and civilians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, which enables the PA leadership to continue promoting murder. Clearly, the international community shares in the moral responsibility for the current murder wave if this is how the PA leadership perceives their standpoint. According to Rajoub, if the international community were to send the explicit message to the PA that it "
does not agree" to any PA terror anywhere, the PA would be forced to stop so that "the international community will remain by our side."
 
Palestinian Media Watch reported on the PA's general support for the terror attacks against Israelis, and Rajoub's in particular: 
 
"These are individual operations (i.e., terror attacks), however, they comprise bravery and composure... These are individual acts of bravery, and I am proud of them. I congratulate everyone who carried them out. I say to you, we are proud of you... The fighter, the prisoner, or the Martyr, they are assets to the entire Palestinian people..."
[Official PA TV, Oct. 17, 2015]
 
Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist and former editor of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, focused on the correct timing for murder, so as to prevent international condemnation. Killing Israelis has to be done at a time that will not be rejected by the international community. Now, after the Paris terror attacks that killed 129, "we must keep a low profile so that we are not charged with the crimes of ISIS ... We must learn our lessons and wait," he said.
 
"After the events of September [11, 2001] in New York, [then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon copied the term 'terror' used to refer to those attacks, to our national struggle (i.e., terror campaign - Intifada). I warned about this at the time, and called to keep a low profile until the New York turmoil had passed, but the concept of 'Palestinian terror' later spread, instead of [the general term] 'terror.' Now, after the Paris attacks, we must keep a low profile so that we are not charged with the crimes of ISIS and its ilk, because the world is in a coma, and it may not wake up from it anytime soon. We must learn our lessons and wait."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2015]
 
The following is a longer excerpt of the op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist and former editor for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
 
"Do not call out 'There is no god but Allah' and 'Allah is great' because this has become a game of blood. Anyone who shouts and roars when blessing a child for drawing a knife, or a student for carrying scissors, should see them as his own children. Will he agree to throw his offspring into the thick of battle?Some factions... will utter statements, and play songs calling for more acts of this kind, but are actually trading in the blood of others, setting themselves as those entrusted with our blood, when not even a single drop of their blood spills...
It is our duty to prevent our sons and daughters... from carrying out futile acts, which the enemy in his media and diplomacy has begun to link to the acts of the terror organizations in Paris and elsewhere, in order to strip us of our humanity, and play the role of the human. This is while, there is no one else in the world, except for him [the enemy], who boasts about occupying someone else's land and oppressing its owners. Moreover, we should note that after the events of September [11, 2001] in New York, [then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon copied the term 'terror' used to refer to those attacks, to our national struggle (i.e., terror campaign - Intifada). I warned about this at the time, and called to keep a low profile until the New York turmoil had passed, but the concept of 'Palestinian terror' later spread, instead of [the general term] 'terror.' Now, after the Paris attacks, we must keep a low profile so that we are not charged with the crimes of ISIS and its ilk, because the world is in a coma, and it may not wake up from it anytime soon. We must learn our lessons and wait. It is preferable that our enemy kill us, than for us to encourage our young people to reach such a pointless end, because the value of the dead is determined by the manner of death and its outcomes. Death itself is not a requirement, so do not praise death, so that our deaths will not be in vain. Our duty is to educate the younger generation, and explain to it about the love of life, the seeking of knowledge, and endeavors. As for the struggle, it has its own terms and men [to run it]."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2015]
 
Paris attacks 2015 - On Nov. 13, 2015, seven terrorist attacks were carried out simultaneously in Paris, France, in which it is estimated that 129 people were murdered. An additional 352 people were wounded, 99 of them in serious condition. The most massive attack took place at the Bataclam theater during a rock concert, where 87 people were murdered. On Nov. 14, 2015 ISIS claimed responsibility for these attacks.
 

 


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