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Official PA Daily editorial praises terror

Excerpt of an editorial by the official PA daily

Headline: “Our mug is not empty”

We have the popular resistance (i.e., Palestinian term that also refers to the use of violence and terror), which we must enhance its forms and its legitimate methods in order to cause concern to the occupation and make it more costly. We must not forget that this resistance has achieved what the seasonal display rockets have not achieved (i.e., refers to Hamas rocket attacks), and as just one example but not the only one, the defeat of the occupation’s metal detectors in occupied Jerusalem is witness to this (see note below -Ed.).”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2023]

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The mention of "the defeat of the occupation’s metal detectors" refers to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, including metal detectors at the entrances, following an attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border police officers were murdered by 3 Israeli Arab terrorists. On July 24, 2017, Israel decided to remove the metal detectors and security cameras it had placed at the site. The PA continued to demand that all measures including inspections at the entrances be removed, and Palestinians continued to riot. On July 27, 2017, PA religious leaders declared that all Israeli measures had been removed.

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