Dead ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi was a US “pawn” and Israel and ISIS are “twins” - according to the PA
"[The US] killed their pawn [Al-Baghdadi], who they planted in the open borderless territories of Iraq and Syria after they created an organization-state of barbarity, terror, and racism, for which they chose the name 'the Islamic State'"
"[The elimination of Al-Baghdadi] was tantamount to a strong blow that has cut off the tail of the monster of terror. However, this monster has a head [Israel], and in it is a brain that is capable of growing a different tail and wings"
Muwaffaq Matar, a Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, presented a venomous PA manifest against the US:
"They [the US] killed their pawn, who they planted in the open borderless territories of Iraq and Syria after they created an organization-state of barbarity, terror, and racism, for which they chose the name 'the Islamic State.'"[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2019]
But dealing with ISIS is not enough as it only amounts to "cutting off the tail of the monster," Matar stated, arguing that the monster's head - Israel - is yet to be fought:
"[The elimination of Al-Baghdadi] was tantamount to a strong blow that has cut off the tail of the monster of terror. However, this monster has a head, and in it is a brain that is capable of growing a different tail and wings... The occupation, settlement, terror, racism, crimes against humanity, and rebellion against UN laws and conventions have a state. They named it 'Israel' and established it on the land of Palestine, which is the Palestinian people's historical and natural right."
"This [ISIS] is an organization that, in regard to its crimes, there is nothing similar to it in the modern history of the region except for a defective, colonialist, settling, occupying, and racist state for which they chose the name 'the State of Israel.' The heads of large states in the world have said that the elimination of Al-Baghdadi is not the end of ISIS' terror - and this is correct! - but not one of them referred to their responsibility and their state's responsibility to drain the greatest, deepest, and most dangerous swamp of terror for the region and the world: the defective and racist State of Israel. We know... that the Muslim Brotherhood organization... is essentially a twin of the Zionist movement."
"This made it easier for their Zionist twin to encourage the Jewish immigration to Palestine and to establish the foundations of a 'state,' which they wrapped in a cloak of democracy - but really it is not significantly different from the state of ISIS. The racism, crimes, bloodshed to terrorize people, emptying the land of its original owners, horrifying massacres, and subjugating the residents of the land to laws that are inappropriate [even] for the world of wild animals - all of these are characteristics common to the two states."
"The world will continue to display helplessness as long as it does not put an end to the terror and crimes of the older of the two twins... Al-Baghdadi's ISIS state did not receive any popular support... but the racist state of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu enjoys the support of large states. It receives official protection, not [only] from the strongest state in the world, but [also] from colonialist states that created its first bricks and foundations, and from states that see in it a solution for leaving the Jewish problem far away from them."
Matar further insinuated that the medical support Israel offered to Syrians fleeing the civil war was merely part of the US-Israeli conspiracy:
"Al-Baghdadi did not attack his twin Netanyahu even once, but in many instances Netanyahu opened his state's borders with southern Syria to the entry of Al-Baghdadi's soldiers for the sake of maneuvering, rescuing, or [medical] treatment."
"Has Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's mission ended, and therefore America announced that it killed him???"
[Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Oct. 27, 2019]
While Abbas and other PA and PLO representatives assure the international audience that the Palestinians' goal is the realization of a "two state solution" in which a Palestinian state lives side by side and in peace with Israel, it is obvious that claims such as those made by Matar in the official PA daily and by senior PA official Al-Habbash do nothing to forward this goal.
Finally, it should be noted, that the international coalition to combat ISIS started and was led by the administration of US President Barack Obama. Accordingly, when the PA claims that Al-Baghdadi - who was announced leader of ISIS in 2010 - was a "pawn" "planted" by the US, they are not criticizing current US President Trump, but rather pointing an accusing finger at President Obama. In contrast to the outrageous claims of the PA, Daniel Shapiro, President Obama's US Ambassador to Israel, tweeted about the elimination of Al-Baghdadi saying: "The death of the cruel arch-terrorist al-Baghdadi is a win for humanity."