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Terrorist Salima stabs civilian, and PA justifies it stating "no one wants to justify killing, but young Muhammad Salima was in his homeland, and his response was fierce"

Excerpt of a column by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily


Headline: “Will we bring all of Israel to the ICC?”




“Israeli society is for the most part a blind and fanatic society that hates the other. This is a fact and not a new conclusion…

We must remind this fanatic society of the truth that it does not want to see: Jerusalem, where this event took place (refers to terrorist Muhammad Shawkat Salima stabbing and wounding 1 person -Ed.), is occupied Palestinian land in the eyes of the world and international law. Therefore, essentially the attackers are the two occupation soldiers [who killed Muhammad Salima]. No one wants to justify killing, but young Muhammad Shawkat Muhammad Salima was in his homeland, and his response was fierce. On the other side, the two soldiers are essentially attackers because they represent an oppressive occupation. They acted on this basis, and premeditatedly murdered the young wounded person in cold blood and before the eyes of the entire world.”





Muhammad Shawkat Salima – 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded 1 Israeli civilian near the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 4, 2021, and then attempted to stab 2 Israeli border police officers who shot and killed him in self-defense. Security camera footage shows Salima repeatedly lunged at the officers even after being shot, causing them to continue firing out of fear he was trying to detonate a suicide bomb or use another weapon.