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PA repeats the Big Lie: “Not a single Palestinian has carried out a single operation in order to kill civilians"

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This sentence describes a core tenet of Nazi propaganda, but it could also be said to apply to the PA’s repetition of insidious lies and libels.

Palestinian Media Watch exposed one such “big lie” told by Nasser Al-Lahham, a regular host on official PA TV, who whitewashed all Palestinian terrorists, claiming they have “refused to kill children and civilians.” Ignoring the entire history of Palestinian terror, in which thousands of Israeli civilians have been targeted and murdered, Al-Lahham even went so far as to say that Israelis seek to kill Palestinian civilians and children.

As if this wasn’t enough, Al-Lahham repeated his lie the following week in an apparent attempt to cement it in public consciousness:

Official PA TV host Nasser Al-Lahham: “I want to again emphasize what I said in previous episodes: Not a single Palestinian has carried out a single operation (i.e., terror attack) in order to kill civilians, but all the operations that the Zionist parties carried out were in order to kill [civilians]… Palestinians kidnap or shoot in the air to express the justice of their cause, while the Israelis shoot to kill.”

[Official PA TV, From the Israeli Archive, Dec. 12, 2021] 

Al-Lahham in the previous episode:

Official PA TV host Nasser Al-Lahham: “The Palestinian fighters - from Fatah, the PFLP, the DFLP, and all the factions, with all due respect to them and from the Hamas Movement – they refused to kill children and civilians … Our self-sacrificing fighters, our fighters, and our members of Fatah, the PFLP, and Hamas, and all the self-sacrificing fighters of the Palestinian revolution do not murder children and civilians, while Israel does murder children and civilians.”

[Official PA TV, From the Israeli Archive, Dec. 5, 2021]