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Always blame Israel! Palestinian custom of shooting in the air at celebrations is Israel's fault, says PA Security Forces

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Feeding the libel that Israel deliberately spreads weapons among Palestinians so they can shoot each other and not attack Israelis, the spokesman of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces, Adnan Al-Damiri, claimed that Israel is turning a blind eye to and even encouraging those Israelis who sell weapons to Palestinians:

PA TV caption: “Gunfire at events – a dangerous phenomenon that disturbs the residents”

Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri: “The aims of these weapons are not defined by those carrying them, but rather the occupation – the enemy – is the one that has defined them. They have defined them as not harming their security and not harming their interests. They have been silent about them and allowed the Israeli merchants and discharged soldiers to sell them.”

[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, Aug. 30, 2020]

This is a classic example of the PA’s way of rationalizing and disclaiming all responsibility for problems within PA society. Be it the problem of drug abuse, natural disasters, or the spike in the number of Palestinians infected with the Coronavirus – the PA is never at fault. Israel is always to blame!

Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch reported that the PA blames Israel for the rise in violence within the PA and for accidents caused when Palestinians use fireworks at celebrations.  In general, the PA is always quick to accuse and blame Israel, as it did recently after the explosion in Beirut.

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