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PA claims Israel committed "a crime of treachery" when Israeli troops killed terrorists as they planed their next shooting attack

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning



PA Minister of Justice Muhammad Shalaldeh: “In this crime (i.e., killing of three Fatah terrorists who planned to commit an imminent shooting attack; see note below) there is an aspect of treachery. There is a difference in terms of international law between treachery and a military stratagem. A stratagem is allowed according to international law, but this here is treachery because they came in disguise in a civilian vehicle (sic., Israeli security forces were in uniform during the operation), and this is a clear violation of the military procedure of the regular armies and the Israeli occupation army. This is forbidden. This is the behavior of gangs, which is also true regarding the [Israeli] undercover forces. The undercover forces are also considered lawbreakers, because they disguise in civilian clothing in order to achieve military objectives.”





Adham Mabrouka Al-Shishani, Muhammad Al-Dakhil, and Ashraf Mubaslat – Palestinian terrorists and members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who were shot and killed by Israeli security forces in Nablus on Feb. 8, 2022. When killed the terrorists were armed with two M-16 semi-automatic assault rifles and intelligence indicated that they were planning an imminent terror attack. The terrorists had already committed six shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers in previous weeks, among them: Jan. 25, 2022 - shooting on an Israeli military post near Nablus. Jan. 27, 2022 - shooting on a military post between the Israeli towns of Elon Moreh and Itamar east of Nablus. Jan. 29, 2022 - shooting on an Israeli military vehicle as it drove next to the PA village of Tell southwest of Nablus. Feb. 2, 2022 - shooting on a military post at an entrance to Nablus. PMW was unable to determine the details of the remaining two attacks, which reportedly targeted Israeli towns.