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Abbas in La La Land

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • At the UN, Abbas claimed that the Palestinians “spread a culture of peace,” “fight violence,” are “not against Jews,” and will “never turn to violence and terror”

YET:

  • Abbas’ Fatah Movement marched into 2020 with knives, rifles, and suicide belts, while shooting in the air
  • Antisemitism thrives and is taught in the PA

In his recent speech at the UN Security Council, it appeared Abbas had taken a trip to La La Land. His statements to the UN were almost like a comedy show - far from reality.

Abbas told the UN and the world that the Palestinian leadership has “spread a culture of peace,” that they “fight violence and terror,” and that Palestinians are “not against Jews.” He stressed several times that the PA will “never turn to violence and terror.”

Yet Abbas’ own Fatah Movement marched into 2020 carrying knives, rifles, and suicide belts, at several rallies in different towns in the West Bank, as exposed by Palestinian Media Watch.

Comparing Abbas’ words with the following three videos of PA and Fatah messages to Palestinians clearly demonstrates his attempt to deceive the UN and the world. They prove again what PMW has shown repeatedly that there is one PA message for international consumption but an entirely different one for the Palestinian street:

Abbas in La La Land #1
“We have worked to spread a culture of peace among our people”
-Yet Fatah marched into 2020 with knives, rifles, and suicide belts, while shooting in the air

Abbas: “We have worked to spread a culture of peace among our people, among all the Palestinians. We say to them: “Only peace. We do not want war. We do not want violence. We do not want terror. We fight violence and terror throughout the world… We fight against terror. We are not terrorists.”

[Official PA TV, Feb. 11, 2020]

Fatah marched with knives, rifles, and suicide belts at a rally in Ramallah in January 2020, celebrating its anniversary and first terror attack against Israel in 1965.

Abbas in La La Land #2
“We will never turn to violence and terror”
-Yet Fatah marched into 2020 with knives, rifles, and suicide belts, while shooting in the air

Abbas: “Our struggle is not against the Jews, but rather against those who occupy our land… We will never turn to violence and terror, no matter how we are attacked. … We believe in peace and believe in fighting violence. We will never turn to violence. … We are against terror and violence, regardless of its color, form, or source. We will not accept it. We will fight through peaceful popular resistance.”

[Official PA TV, Feb. 11, 2020]

Note Abbas’ assurance that Palestinians will “fight through peaceful popular resistance.” PMW has documented that Abbas includes murderous terror against Israelis under the definition of “peaceful popular resistance.” During the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."

Abbas lied to the UN on another critical issue as well. He claimed that Palestinians are “not against the Jews,” yet PMW has documented that Antisemitism is thriving in the PA from PA and Fatah sources and that antisemitic messages are taught by the PA and Fatah.

Abbas in La La Land #3
“We are not against Jews”
- Yet Antisemitism thrives and is taught in the PA

Abbas: “I emphasize – our struggle is not against the believers of the Jewish religion. We are not against the Jews. We are Muslims… A Muslim who says 'I am against the Jews' is an infidel. If you say 'I am against the Jews' or 'against the Torah' you are an infidel! And not a Muslim! We are not against the Jews.”

[Official PA TV, Feb. 11, 2020]

Professor of Quranic Studies Imad Hamato, appointed by Abbas to head school system: "If a fish in the sea fights with another fish, I am sure the Jews are behind it."

[Official PA TV, Feb. 25, 2016]

Girl recites poem: "Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail."

[Official PA TV, April 7, 2012]

Sheikh Osama Al-Tibi: "Humanity will never be able to live together with them."

[Official PA TV, Dec. 14, 2018]

Girl recites poem: "You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship\Oh Sons of Zion."

[Official PA TV, July 3, 2013]

Abbas: "The hatred of the Jews is not due to their religion... but due to their social role that was connected to usury, and banks."

[Official PA TV, April 30, 2018]

Boy recites poem: "Oh most evil among creations\ O barbaric monkeys, wretched pigs."

[Official PA TV, Sept. 12, 2014]

Sheikh Osama Al-Tibi: "These malignant [Jewish] genes and cursed characteristics continue in them… They inherit it from father to son."

[Official PA TV, Dec. 14, 2018]

Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Abbas' advisor: “This is a conflict [with Israel] between two entities, good and evil, between two projects: Allah's project vs. Satan's project."

[Official PA TV, Oct. 23, 2015]

Sheikh Osama Al-Tibi: "At the end of time the Muslims will fight the Jews... [Allah] count them and kill them one by one, and do not leave even one."

[Official PA TV, Dec. 14, 2018]

PMW has exposed more La La Land talk from Abbas: Abbas claimed at the UN that Palestinians have recognized Israel, yet yet message to Palestinians is that all of Israel is "Palestine." 

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