Netanyahu cites PMW findings in video message to Abbas
Netanyahu rebukes PA terror promotion,
citing PMW findings,
in video message to Abbas
PA dedicating monument today,
honoring terrorist murderer who killed 15 civilians.
In video, Netanyahu had requested of Abbas
that the dedication be canceledl
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made a public video appeal to PA Chairman Abbas to join Netanyahu's efforts to achieve peace. The short video cited four examples of terror support by PA and Fatah leaders, as examples of PA impediments to peace, all of which were exposed and publicized by Palestinian Media Watch.
The following is the transcript of Netanyahu's appeal to Abbas, with links to the PMW bulletins that exposed the PA's and Fatah's terror promotion:
Prime Minister Netanyahu: "President Abbas,
Since over the past several years, you refused to meet me and sit down and negotiate peace, I hope you'll hear this message.
First, your advisor, Sultan Abu al Einein recently called to slit the throat of every Israeli.
PMW bulletin, June 27, 2016
Abbas' advisor: "Every place you find an Israeli - cut off his head"
"Three days later, a Palestinian terrorist turned these words into action when he slit the throat of a 13-year-old beautiful girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept.
She was a little, innocent girl. She didn't deserve this.
I ask that you fire this advisor because advocating genocide is not consistent with peace.
Second, your party recently praised a terrorist on Facebook who murdered 24 civilians, innocent Israelis in cold blood.
PMW bulletin, May 18 2016
Fatah honors murderer of 24 from airport attack in 1972:
"I ask that you pick up the phone and instruct your party's social media manager to stop praising mass murderers .
Impressionable children read these posts. They should be taught harmony, not hate.
Such words seriously harm the chances of peace.
Third, next week the Palestinian Authority will dedicate a monument to Abu Sukkar. Abu Sukkar murdered 15 people by detonating a refrigerator filled with explosives on a busy Jerusalem street.
PMW bulletin, July 13, 2016
PA and PLO dedicate monument to killer of 15
"Rather than dedicate a statue to a mass-murderer, I ask that you consider honoring a champion of co-existence.
This will help educate future generations to love peace over war, compassion over violence.
It will also help convince Israelis that they have a true partner for peace.
Fourth, the PLO currently pays a monthly salary to anyone who murders Jews.
PMW report on salaries to terrorists, April 27, 2016
The PA's claim that it no longer pays salaries to terrorist prisoners
"This money provides direct incentive to commit terror.
I ask that you stop paying murderers and instead use this money to fund co-existence education, teach tolerance not terror.
Every Israeli and Palestinian child deserves a life of hope, of tranquility and opportunity.
I will continue to work tirelessly for peace.
It's time that you join this effort."
[Israeli Prime Minister YouTube channel, July 15, 2016]
According to the official PA daily, the Palestinian Authority is ignoring Netanyahu's plea expressed in the video to cancel its dedication of the monument for terrorist murderer Ahmad Abu Sukkar, who killed 15. On July 13, PMW reported on the PA's plans to honor this terrorist, and according to today's PA daily the dedication honoring the terrorist Abu Sukkar is going ahead as planned:
"The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs announced that the monument to Martyr (Shahid) prisoner Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar, who died on July 16, 2013, will be erected today in the town where he was born, Turmus Ayya, under the auspices of the Commission of Prisoners' Affairs, Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District [Laila Ghannam], the Prisoners' Club, and the Turmus Ayya municipality...
It should be noted that Abu Sukkar served 27 years in the occupation's prisons. He was sentenced to a life sentence and an additional 30 years on charges of carrying out a military operation (i.e., terror attack) in Tel Aviv (sic., Jerusalem) in 1975, and was released in 2003 with the intervention of Martyr President Yasser Arafat."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 17, 2016]
Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar - planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.