PA TV praises Hamas terror massacre on Israel, happy about murder victims and hostages who are all “settlers”
On Saturday, when Hamas launched its evil massacre on Israeli citizens, murdering, raping, and kidnapping civilians as well as mutilating their dead bodies, official PA TV broadcast the PA’s support for and celebration of the attack via its Gaza Strip reporter.
In a live broadcast, the PA TV reporter gleefully explained to viewers what a “blow” Hamas had delivered Israel, a blow Israel “will yet remember.” Calling the massacre of what at the time of writing has reached over 1,200 murdered and 2,900 wounded, the PA TV reporter specifically mentioned that Hamas had “killed people” and taken “dozens of captives.” He took pride in the fact that Hamas succeeded in capturing “both dead bodies, soldiers, and settlers” – i.e., Israeli civilians living in sovereign Israel:
Official PA TV reporter in the Gaza Strip: “Today Gaza landed a blow that this occupation will yet remember… Today the Palestinian people had its say, and the Resistance (i.e., Hamas = Islamic Resistance Movement) responded with all the force at its disposal... Today Palestine stands united against the barbaric aggression that the Israeli occupation is committing… This operation (i.e., Hamas terror massacre) disrupted the Israeli calculations and history will mark it. This occupation (i.e., Israel) will know well that the Palestinian people is in its land and needs to take its right to self-determination by force... Today the world states are taking action to save this occupation from this military operation in which [Israel suffered] killed people and captives. We are talking about dozens of detainees and captives, both dead bodies and captive soldiers and settlers… Today they are imprisoned in the Gaza Strip.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 7, 2023]
This report is just one among many confirmations that the Palestinian Authority and the Fatah Movement, both headed by Mahmoud Abbas, have – once again – chosen to side with evil. PMW has exposed that Fatah has called for more terror and urged Palestinians in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and inside Israel to join the war against “the enemy,” “strike the sons of apes and pigs (i.e., Jews),” and “slaughter everyone Israeli” – in what Abbas calls "self-defense” against “Israeli aggression.”
Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - At least 1,200 Israelis, including over 1,000 civilians, were murdered and over 4,800 wounded, in addition to at least 243 (including 74 later released or liberated and 2 found murdered) who were abducted into the Gaza Strip, in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas.