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PA Libel: Killing a terrorist in the act is “summary execution”

Itamar Marcus  |

The Palestinian Authority disseminates numerous libels and lies about Israel and Jews to demonize Israelis and make Palestinians believe that killing Jews/Israelis in terror attacks is justified. One of the most important libels is that Israel intentionally targets and murders Palestinians and especially Palestinian children. Often when a Palestinian terrorist is killed during terror attack the Palestinian Authority calls it an “extrajudicial killing,” “summary execution” or murder.


Last week Palestinian Media Watch documented another example. Below is the video of the terror attack by a 14-year-old. It is clearly seen that the terrorist takes out a knife and attempts to stab the soldier and then is shot. Yet the PA condemned this as a “summary executions - an additional aspect of the genocide.” They added the libel that “the series of summary executions reflects a fascist racist colonialist mentality, which negates the life of the Palestinian.”


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The following is the libel as expressed by the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the official PA daily:

Headline: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The summary executions are an additional aspect of the genocide”


“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the despicable crime of execution that the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) forces committed yesterday in broad daylight against child Martyr Wadi’ Awisat, 14, from Jabel Mukaber [in Jerusalem] at a military checkpoint next to the entrance to the town of Al-Eizariya in occupied East Jerusalem. It said that ‘summary executions are an additional element of the genocide.

The ministry noted that the crime of executing child Awisat ‘brings to mind similar crimes of execution against Palestinian civilians, who were murdered before the eyes and ears of the international community, and foremost among them the execution of Martyr Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (i.e., terrorist, stabbed and wounded Israelis together with an accomplice) in Hebron.’

The ministry said: ‘The continuation of the series of summary executions reflects a fascist racist colonialist mentality, which negates the life of the Palestinian and absolutely violates it. This also reflects the easements that the political and military echelon in the occupation state is providing the army and settlers on everything concerning opening fire on Palestinians, and this is in order to kill and according to the whims of the soldier or settler.’”


[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2024]


Wadi’ Awisat – 14-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli border policeman in Al-Eizariya, east of Jerusalem, on Feb. 5, 2024. Other border policemen on the scene shot and killed Awisat, thereby ending his attack. The attack was captured on security camera.


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