PA TV presents murderer who slaughtered 3 as compassionate
PA TV presents murderer who slaughtered 3
He could have killed the kids too,
but "refused to harm" them
- PLO member calls murderer who stabbed 3 to death "a hero";
Murderer was "merciful" because he didn't kill the children
- Official PA daily presents killer as man of "morals":
"He could also have killed the wife... However, he preferred not to do so as she was a mother holding two of her children in her arms, and thus he proved that 'morals have a place, even in war'"
Nan Jacques Zilberdik
While PA leaders have completely ignored the terror attack last week, in which a terrorist stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis while they were having dinner in their home, PA TV's "expert on Israeli affairs" presented the murderer as compassionate because he "refused to harm" the children present in the house:
"Israeli affairs expert" Fayez Abbas: "Are they [Arab members of the Israeli Parliament] the reason that the young person (i.e., terrorist Omar Al-Abd) from the village of Kubar entered the settlement [of Halamish] and killed 3 settlers in response to what is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque? ... This is the picture of the children claimed to be rescued, but there is a different story: The young person (i.e., the terrorist) knew there were children and refused to harm them, at least according to the Palestinian [reports]."
[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, July 23, 2017]
The real reason the children were unharmed was because the mother of the children, Michal Solomon, hid with them in another room and locked the door while her husband, Elad, was being stabbed to death. Elad fought with the terrorist, which bought time for a neighbor to shoot the terrorist and stop his killing spree.
The official PA daily described the terrorist murderer as a man of "morals" because he "could also have killed the wife" of one of his victims but "spared her," proving that "morals have a place, even in war":
"Omar Al-Abd succeeded in killing 3 settlers and wounding a fourth during his operation, but he could also have killed the wife of one of the 3 settlers that were killed. However, he preferred not to do so as she was a mother holding two of her children in her arms, and thus he proved that 'morals have a place, even in war.'"
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2017]PLO member Salah Abu Rukba of the Palestinian Arab Front Political Bureau called the murderer "a hero," and praised him as "merciful" because he didn't kill the children:
Palestinian Arab Front Political Bureau member Salah Abu Rukba: "This Palestinian hero (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) infiltrated the Israeli settlement and carried out this brave operation. He made sure not to harm the children in order to say to the whole world that the Palestinians are merciful but they are defending their rights, even if these means are not acceptable to some of the countries of the world. But the Palestinians don't have [a choice] other than to confront the occupier with all of the legitimate means."
[Official PA TV, Panorama of the Hour, July 24, 2017]
This is not the first time that Palestinians have portrayed a terror attack as "moral" because the terrorists did not kill or attack children. Palestinian Media Watch reported on the PA's morals regarding murder and the portrayal of the killers as "merciful" in three attacks in 2015: The murderer of Ya'akov Litman and his 18-year-old son Netanel, who "spared" Litman's wife and other children; the murderers of the Henkin couple who were killed in their car in front of their children who were left "unharmed"; and the murderer of Dafna Meir who was killed in front of her children in her home.The following are longer excerpts of the reports mentioned above and details of the attacks:
"Israeli affairs expert" Fayez Abbas: "Are they [Arab members of the Israeli Parliament] the reason that the young person (i.e., terrorist Omar Al-Abd) from the village of Kubar entered the settlement [of Halamish] and killed 3 settlers in response to what is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque? ... This is the picture of the children claimed to be rescued, but there is a different story: The young person (i.e., the terrorist) knew there were children and refused to harm them, at least according to the Palestinian [reports]... (Reading from Israeli newspaper): 'The mother of the children, says: I heard the one carrying out the operation say in Arabic: What is your name?... I understood that something bad was happening, and I quickly took the children to the second floor and I heard the sound of shooting.'"
Official PA TV host: "If she says she took the children, so he (i.e., the terrorist) did see them."
Fayez Abbas: "Right."
[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, July 23, 2017]Omar Al-Abd - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and did not expect to return. A week earlier, a terror attack was carried out at the Temple Mount in which 2 Israelis were murdered. Following the attack Israel closed the Temple Mount for two days and reopened it with metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site. Palestinians interpreted these measures as an "aggression" and "attack" against the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Headline: "Halamish - the ugly face of the occupation"
"While the celebrations are continuing on and on in the occupation entity after the release of [Israeli] soldier Elor Azaria (he was released to house arrest pending an appeal of his conviction -Ed.), after he was convicted of executing young Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 1 with an accomplice) from Hebron in March 2016, three ministers in the occupation government, with the support of Israeli party leaders and religious leaders, are competing among themselves with calls to execute young Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), 19, from the village of Kubar, after he carried out a stabbing operation in the settlement of Halamish, west of Ramallah...
According to a report published by the Hebrew [Israeli] Channel 10, relying on an investigation of the occupation army and its intelligence, Omar Al-Abd succeeded in killing 3 settlers and wounding a fourth during his operation, but he could also have killed the wife of one of the 3 settlers that were killed. However, he preferred not to do so as she was a mother holding two of her children in her arms, and thus he proved that 'morals have a place, even in war.'
According to Channel 10, the female settler whose life he spared was the reason for the wounding of Al-Abd and his arrest, and she was the reason he was prevented from leaving the settlement in peace after carrying out the operation, after she hurried to call the occupation forces who reached the place quickly. (PMW was not able to find any such report published by Channel 10 -Ed.)"
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2017]Elor Azaria - a 20-year-old sgt. and combat medic in the Israeli army who shot 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif in the head as he lay wounded on the ground and killed him in Hebron on March 24, 2016, shortly after Al-Sharif, together with 21-year-old terrorist Ramzi Aziz Al-Qasrawi, had stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier. Al-Qasrawi was shot and killed during the attack. Azaria has stated that he shot Al-Sharif because he saw him moving and thought he might have a bomb on him and be trying to detonate it - other sources, including a Magen David Adom investigative committee and a military criminal investigator, have confirmed that this possibility had not been ruled out. The shooting and killing was filmed by a Palestinian activist of the NGO B'Tselem. Azaria was condemned by many Israeli politicians and officials following the incident, particularly then Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, and Azaria was put on trial on charges of manslaughter. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter in January 2017 and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Azaria is appealing the conviction.
Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
The terms "all means", "all means of resistance," "all forms," are used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.