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"If not for an organization such as Palestinian Media Watch, we would know almost nothing" about Arab terror and incitement, says Israeli news

Beyond the political battles

Countless times over the years I have interviewed Israeli Parliament members from the Joint [List], from its various parts, and I asked them to comment on Arab terror. They have never had a problem with the murder of soldiers and the murder of settlers. Ya'alon prefers to head into a partnership with them, as long as the 'supreme goal,' moving out Netanyahu, is realized.

Take, for example, Chairman of the Joint List Ayman Odeh, who the media has been marketing for years as the moderate of the group. This is a man who views Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as 'a role model of loyalty and sacrifice.'

This is a man… who has been photographed waving hands with leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization in Judea and Samaria Khalida Jarrar.

When Muhammad (sic., Mahmoud) Jabarin was released after sitting in prison for the murder of someone who was suspected of collaborating with Israel, Israeli Parliament Member from the Joint [List] Yousef Jabareen came to celebrate with him. Before he was released, Israeli Parliament Member Ahmed Tibi made a visit of encouragement to his mother. And when Lina Al-Jarbouni, who aided a member of Islamic Jihad who committed terror attacks in which 20 Israelis were murdered, left prison, the new allies of Blue and White made a visit to welcome her and organized a rally in her honor.

Your new political partners, former Chief Officer of Education Maj. Gen. Elazar Stern, published an ad containing the pictures of Abdallah Barghouti, responsible for the murder of 66 Israelis; of Marwan Barghouti, responsible for the murder of 5 Israelis; of Karim Younes, who murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg; and of [PFLP terror organization leader] Ahmad Sa'adat, who planned the murder of [Israeli] Minister [of Tourism] Rehavam Ze'evi. Alongside the pictures they published a song of praise: 'You are the glory of our nation, you are the leaders and the crown on our heads, and you are the masters… through you we will build a more beautiful tomorrow, through you we will continue and win.'

Your new partner, Ya'alon, is Tibi, the man behind the 'Speech of the Martyrs.' …This is a man you should have disqualified, regardless of all the political battles. 'The Martyr is the glory,' Tibi shouted there, 'The Martyr is the one who forges the path and outlines the path to liberation with his blood… There is nothing loftier than those who have died for the sake of the homeland.'

And do you know what is most amazing here? We would know almost nothing that issues from the mouths of the Joint [List] members, and almost nothing of their statements of support for terror and murderers, and almost no post of theirs embracing terrorists if we relied only on the Arab affairs journalists, who should have told us about this. They, almost all of them, have been abusing their positions for years already.

After falling in love with the subjects of their coverage, they choose not to highlight what will harm their moderate image, the same false image that these journalists have been its public relations people all these years. If not for a journalist such as Yishai Friedman from [the Israeli paper] Makor Rishon, and If not for an organization such as Palestinian Media Watch, we would know almost nothing."

Khalida Jarrar – Palestinian Authority MP arrested by Israeli authorities on April 12, 2015, for being a member of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), for inciting to kidnap Israeli soldiers and inciting to terror. On Dec. 6, 2015 she was sentenced to 15 months in prison, fined 10,000 shekels, and given an additional suspended sentence of 10 months for incitement to violence and belonging to the PFLP terror organization. Jarrar was released in June 2016 following an international campaign on her behalf. She was arrested again in July 2017 and is being held in administrative detention that was extended in December 2017, and again in June 2018. The reasons for her administrative detention have not been released. Jarrar was released from detention on Feb. 28, 2019.

Khalil Jabarin - 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 45-year-old Israeli American civilian Ari Fuld, a father of four, in a supermarket parking lot at Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem, on Sept. 16, 2018. Before succumbing to his wounds Fuld, together with another civilian at the scene, shot and wounded Jabarin, leading to his capture.

Lina Al-Jarbouni - Israeli Arab female terrorist who was convicted March 9, 2004 of maintaining contact with and helping Islamic Jihad terrorists, conspiring to commit terrorist attacks, and aiding an enemy during war. Al-Jarbouni served 15 years in prison and was released in April 2017.

Abdallah Barghouti

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. Younes is serving a 40-year sentence. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023.

Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.


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