Newsweek on PMW's coverage of Fatah boasting about killing 11,000 Israelis
of Fatah boasting about killing 11,000 Israelis
Headline: Mahmoud Ahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Party Claims to have ‘Killed 11,000 Israelis’
By Jack Moore, Aug. 5, 2016
The political party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas bragged about its killing of Israelis on Tuesday, in a bid to whip up support from voters ahead of October’s local and municipal elections throughout the Palestinian territories.
In a Facebook post, Abbas’s Fatah faction made the provocative claim that it had “killed 11,000 Israelis.” It does not note the timescale for the deaths and the figure could not be independently verified.
“For the argumentative…the ignorant…And for those who do not know history,” the post reads. “The Fatah movement killed 11,000 Israelis.” […]
The post was translated by Israeli media watchdog Palestinian Media Watch, which said that Fatah issued a similar claim on its Facebook page in 2014.[…]