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Fatah claims Israel massacres Palestinians, like in Sabra and Shatila Massacres, because of a “biblical ideology”

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

“The Sabra and Shatila massacre, and the wound is still bleeding
Information office of [Fatah’s] Nablus branch
For over half a century, the Palestinian people has been marking the names of its victims of the massacres that Israel committed against it, as the Israeli entity itself was built on the body parts of the Palestinians, and [former Israeli Prime Minister] Menachem Begin said ‘If not for the Deir Yassin massacre, the State of Israel would not have been established’ (sic., PMW was unable to find any record of such a statement). The slitting of the Palestinians’ throats did not stem from the behavior of soldiers who were struck with fear on the [battle]field; rather this is a biblical ideology that was expressed in the massacre of the residents of every village that the occupation soldiers set foot in…
The body that committed the massacre was the Lebanese Phalangist forces, with full help from the Israeli forces (sic., the Israeli army did not actively help in the massacre and was unaware that it would happen -Ed.). The connection between the Phalangists and Israel goes back to 1976, as Israel helped them in the Tel Al-Zaatar massacre (sic., Israel was not involved in this incident) in return for security and political services that the Phalangists provided Israel in Lebanon. Israel held intensive training courses for the Phalangists on their military bases, and one of the participants was Elie Hobeika, commander of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, who they assassinated so that he would not expose the truth about Israel’s role (sic., Hobeika was assassinated in 2002 long after the Sabra and Shatila incident, and it is unclear who killed him. Far from hiding Sabra and Shatila, Israel investigated the incident in the Kahan Commission of Inquiry).”

Sabra and Shatila – Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

Deir Yassin - On April 9, 1948, Jewish fighters from the Irgun and Lehi military groups, part of the forces opening the blockaded road to Jerusalem, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin. When the battle was over, the village had fallen and in addition to the Arab fighters killed, 107 civilians were also killed. Narratives differ as to whether the civilians were killed in the crossfires or were intentionally murdered by the Irgun and Lehi fighters.