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PA daily op-ed calls for violence to disrupt Holocaust memorial ceremony in Jerusalem

Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "This is Israel on the edge of the abyss!"

"Israel has shaken off everything from international law, to humanitarian international law, the decisions of the international bodies, and the beginning of the International Criminal Court's investigation (Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's statements on Jan. 10, 2020 that there is reason to investigate Israel and "members of Hamas and Palestinian armed groups" for war crimes –Ed.). Moreover, it is now energetically planning to hold a ceremony for the Holocaust in occupied Jerusalem, and it is accustomed to the world participating with it in this ceremony, as the Jews' Holocaust is terrible, but the Palestinian holocaust by Israel that still continues is insignificant, beautiful, spectacular, and good. Of course, the Palestinians will never accept this equation, and it can be assumed that they will resist the ceremony being held in Jerusalem itself, as Jerusalem is theirs, despite [US President Donald] Trump who gave it to Israel as part of the filthy deal of the century. One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony. And despite the misery of the Arabs and their dissatisfaction with what is happening, they are capable, if even for just a moment, of not following in the steps of Israel and the US who are determining for them who their enemies are and who their friends are. And what will happen? The picture will be turned upside down."

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations. The US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv and opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.


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