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PA: "Israel is a disappointment, after 74 years of demonstrations of power and arrogance they did not succeed in carrying out a Jerusalem Day march of its settlers in the occupied city without encircling it with large security forces in order to protect it"

Excerpt of an editorial by the official PA daily


Headline: “1,111 lies!”





“Let us set aside the disappointment of Israel, which after 74 years of demonstrations of power and arrogance did not succeed in carrying out a [Jerusalem Day] march of its settlers in the occupied city [of Jerusalem] without encircling it with large forces from its army, police, and security forces in order to protect it. More than this, it is clear as day that what Israel did two days ago [May 29, 2022] was a renewed occupation of the Palestinian capital, only in order to parade its flag in a number of its streets. This contains an explicit admission by it that it is nothing but an occupying power in the holy city.


The flag of Israel set out [on the march] encircled by the insanity of its governments and its delusions, while the flag of Palestine flew in the capital’s skies (apparently refers to Palestinian flag flown from a drone -Ed.) while flying in the clearest defiance and emphasizing that no flag other than it will fly in these skies. Therefore, once again we will set aside the disappointment of Israel, as there is an additional disappointment that cannot be ignored: the disappointment of the lies in Hamas’ slogans…


One thousand one hundred and eleven lies have been exposed and collapsed one after the other (refers to Hamas leader Yahya Al-Sinwar threatening in April 2022 that 1,111 rockets are ready to be fired at Israel in one volley to “defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque” -Ed.), at a time when in the streets of Jerusalem the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) has been revealed with its knights from among the residents of the holy city and the Fatah Movement activists, whom the occupation forces pursued one by one and arrested many of them. This is the only truth, without any speeches for show, and without any empty claims regarding the firing of rockets.


This number, 1,111, has an Al-Sinwar story, if one can use the expression; a story of boasting and demonstrations of arrogance, as the one telling it [Al-Sinwar] thought the consumption of enthusiastic sentences has the same effect as the number of rockets that according to him are ready [to be launched] in response to any Israeli blows to the Al-Aqsa Mosque! …

Did Al-Sinwar regain his composure when he saw that things had begun to heat up and he swallowed his 1,111 rockets? Or does the matter only relate to understandings [between Hamas and Israel] for additional easements that the Hamas Movement anticipates? After all, this time it showed its fierce commitment to these understandings when two days ago it deployed its militias on the border of the wounded Gaza Strip to prevent any military operation against the occupation forces! …

Just as we were certain that Al-Sinwar is boasting, making empty claims, and doing demonstrations for show, and that the understandings [with Israel] are the most permanent thing in Hamas’ considerations, so too were we happy that Al-Sinwar swallowed his rockets. This is because an additional Israeli aggressive war against the wounded Gaza Strip means more destruction, ruin, and innocent victims.”





Yahya Al-Sinwar - Palestinian terrorist and senior member of the Hamas terror organization. Al-Sinwar was involved in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman in October 1994. Israeli soldier Nir Poraz was murdered during Israel's attempt to rescue Wachsman. Al-Sinwar was sentenced to 4 life sentences, but was released in the exchange deal for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011.


The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."