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Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinians “just for crossing the street” – libel still going strong among Palestinians

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

The Palestinian Authority’s demonization through libels about Israelis in general - and Israeli soldiers in particular - is successful.  As the statement below shows, this Palestinian believes what the PA has presented to him as truth for years: That Israeli soldiers fabricate stabbing attacks and shoot Palestinians for no reason. This Palestinian believes that Israeli soldiers are so scared of Palestinians that they shoot them “just for crossing the street”:

Palestinian landowner Muhammad Abu Suway: “The Martyrs are not something new… Just today there was a Martyr. Tomorrow there will be a Martyr. After that there will be a Martyr. They shoot them just for crossing the street because of the [occupation] army’s fear. Because of their cowardliness. Because of their fear. Is that a machine gun? Is that a knife? Is there a stabbing? You say there is a Martyr, show me who the Martyr harmed. Who did he wound? They commit [crimes] – they are afraid because of their cowardliness – with their weapons. Due to their fear, they see a person and tell you he is like this.”

[Official PA TV, Lovers of the Land, Feb. 6, 2021]

Abu Suway made this comment after an unidentified Palestinian terrorist on Jan. 31, 2021, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers who then shot him in self-defense.

Palestinian Media Watch exposed that no other than the PA’s Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh disseminated this libel to the Palestinian public earlier this month following two stabbing attacks.