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Israel wanted Hamas attack to happen just as the US wanted Sept. 11, 2001 attacks - Fatah official libels Israel and the US

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Fatah Revolutionary Council member and former official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri has accused Israel of desiring Hamas’ massacre and invasion on Oct. 7, and of deliberately ignoring the warnings that were made. Al-Damiri took the libel one step further as he made a similar allegation about the US, claiming it willingly ignored warnings of Al-Qaeda’s terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001:


“They [Israel] knew about this and were silent because they wanted that what happened would happen, just as their teacher [America] did in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.”

[Fatah Revolutionary Council member Adnan Al-Damiri,
Facebook page, Dec. 20, 2023]

This libel joins other defamatory accusations against Israel exposed by Palestinian Media Watch, among them that Israel murdered its own civilians on Oct. 7:

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Similarly, the PA has claimed that Hamas terrorists’ beheading of babies, rape, and burning of women are “stories and tales spun from the imagination”: 


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Official PA TV reporter: “From the first day of the [Israeli] attack, some Western media outlets deliberately took action to side with Israeland adopt the occupation’s narrative by broadcasting fabricated pictures and video clips, which tell stories and tales spun from the imagination that there are Israeli babies who were beheaded, and others about cases of rape and burning among captured women.”

[Official PA TV, Oct. 31, 2023]

The PA continued promoting this libel when its Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement claiming Israel itself carried out the Oct. 7 massacre to justify its attack on Gaza.

Hamas terrorists filmed and broadcasted themselves committing their atrocities on Oct. 7. Israeli authorities confirmed the murders and abuse while tending to the victims’ bodies, as did testimonies of surviving victims.


The following is a longer excerpt of the libelous statement by Al-Damiri:


Fatah Revolutionary Council member Adnan Al-Damiri posted text on his Facebook page

Posted text: “Brother Omar Al-Jundi wrote:

Why do we believe the information that the enemy [Israel] is exporting to us out of an intent to mislead us?

Their media outlets said on the evening of the attack (refers to Hamas’ Oct. 7, 2023 invasion and massacre to launch its terror war on Israel; see note below -Ed.) that a security failure led to not monitoring and preventing the Oct. 7 attack, so we believed that because we wanted to believe that, and afterwards we didn’t notice the reports that proved they [Israel] knew about this and were silent because they wanted that what happened would happen, just as their teacher [America] did in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks (sic., refers to reports showing the Israeli army had information about Hamas’ plans, but a decision was made to take no action on an assumption that Hamas was deterred)!

Their media outlets extraordinarily inflated the number of their dead in the initial days, and the number jumped from 300 to 400 to 1,200 to 2,500 (sic., PMW found no reports of 2,500 murdered; the number rose as more bodies were discovered and identified from the massacre). We believed all this, got drunk off this, and did not pay so much heed when the reports exposed that the number of their dead did not exceed 900 dead (sic., over 1,200 were murdered), that a large portion of them were a result of the bombing of their jets and tanks (sic., refers to Nov. 18, 2023 Haaretz report that one Israeli army helicopter firing at Hamas terrorists may have accidentally also hit some Israeli civilians; the Israeli police have denied this report), and that the enemy’s exaggeration in raising the numbers was in order to prepare the general public opinion ahead of the massacres that it would commit against us.

[Fatah Revolutionary Council member Adnan Al-Damiri, Facebook page,
Dec. 20, 2023]

Adnan Al-Damiri is also former official spokesman of the PA Security Forces and former General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority.


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 approximately 244 who were abducted into the Gaza Strip (including 110 later released or liberated and at least 26 later killed), 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. The deal was subsequently extended with additional releases, until Hamas violated the agreement and resumed attacking on Dec. 1, 2023.

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