PA lie: Israel pays killers, says Abbas’ advisor, falsely claiming Israel paid Rabin's assassinator Yigal Amir, and Hebron murderer Baruch Goldstein
Official PA TV program Talk of the Hour
Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam: “Even the [UN] partition resolution (see note below -Ed.) that we all know and the UN resolutions that came afterwards – barely a remnant of them remains due to the Israeli government’s stubborn position and due to the approach that Israel is above the law…
You say that the Palestinians are terrorists, and that we are paying salaries to so-called terrorists. The occupation (i.e., Israel) is paying Baruch Goldstein (sic., Goldstein was killed while carrying out the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre), it is paying [former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin’s murderer [Yigal Amir] (sic., Israel is not paying Amir), it opens the prison doors for those who abused the dead bodies of Palestinians, who oppressed the Palestinians, who killed the Palestinians with bombs, phosphorous, and the like – where are they?”
Official PA TV host: “A soldier who an Israeli court ruled that he killed a Palestinian and left him to bleed to death, and afterwards the Israeli court fines him less than $4 or $5.”
Sabri Saidam also serves as Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary and is the former PA Minister of Education and Higher Education.
UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it, and launched a war to destroy Israel.
Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," murdering 29 and wounding 125 on Feb. 25, 1994. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.