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PA PM’s libelous claim: Israel carries out “summary executions” on unarmed Palestinians and “falsifies facts” to stage knife attacks

PA leaders regularly spread the libelous claim that Israel carries out summary executions of unarmed Palestinians, and then stages them as knife attacks.

“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah updated the members of the [PA] government during its weekly meeting, held yesterday [Sept. 22, 2016] in Ramallah, regarding the results of the visit he made to New York together with the accompanying delegation…

The government condemned the escalation of the Israeli attacks against our people, the invention of excuses, and even the falsification of facts in order to carry out summary executions and despicable crimes that express Israel’s criminal behavior. This is in a vain attempt by the Israeli government to suppress the struggle of our Palestinian people and its resistance to the occupation, settlement, and the Israeli aggression against the holy sites, and particularly the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, with force and terror. Likewise, the [PA] government held the Israeli government fully responsible for the deterioration of the situation in the Palestinian territories and its [Israel’s] grave violations of international law, and called on the international community to intervene urgently in order to put an end to the occupation state’s aggression against the Palestinian people.”

The Palestinians consider any presence of Jews/Israelis at sites they consider holy to be aggression against the site.

PMW Note: The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks has increased. The following are some examples:

Sept. 16

Sa’id Al-Amru – 28-year-old Jordanian journalist who attacked Israeli border police officers with a knife in each hand, trying to stab them at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sept. 16, 2016. The officers shot and killed Al-Amru, and found additional knives on his person as well. Jordan condemned the officers’ killing of Al-Amru and denied that he tried to carry out a terror attack. However, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented security camera footage of the incident clearly showing Al-Amru trying to stab the officers.

Muhammad Kayed Al-Rajabi – 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at the Jilbar checkpoint in Hebron on Sept. 16, 2016. In response Israeli soldiers shot and killed Al-Rajabi.

Firas and Raghad Al-Khaddour – Palestinian terrorists, an engaged couple, who carried out a car ramming attack against 3 Israeli youth, injuring them, at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on Sept. 16, 2016. Firas was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers and Raghad was injured and transferred to an Israeli hospital. Raghad left a will stating her reason for participating in the attack was that her sister, Majd Al-Khaddour, was killed at the same junction on June 24, 2016, when she carried out a car ramming attack.

• Rocks thrown at an Israeli bus on the road between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim, injuring the driver.

Sept. 17

Hatem Al-Shaloudi – 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Sept. 17, 2016. Al-Shaloudi was shot and killed in response by Israeli soldiers. Security camera footage of the incident clearly shows Al-Shaloudi stabbing the soldier.

Sept. 19

Ayman Al-Kurd – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist with Israeli resident status who stabbed and wounded 2 Israeli police officers near Herod’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sept. 19, 2016. One of the officers shot and wounded Al-Kurd.

Amir Jamal Al-Rajabi and Muhannad Jamil Al-Rajabi – two Palestinian terrorists and relatives, aged 18 and 21 respectively, who on Sept. 19, 2016, stabbed and wounded an Israeli border police officer next to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The two terrorists were shot and killed by Israeli officers during the attack.

Sept. 20

Issa Taraireh – 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to Bani Na’im east of Hebron on Sept. 20, 2016. The soldiers shot and killed Taraireh. Taraireh is a relative of Muhammad Taraireh, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016.

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