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Fatah official falsely accuses Israel of involvement with Goldstein Massacre

      “The Fatah movement in Jenin held a political conference yesterday [March 2, 2013] to mark the anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) massacre.
During the conference, which was attended by a group of students, [Fatah] Secretary Firas Abu Al-Wafa described the main massacres and murder crimes committed against the Palestinians, including the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre in Hebron, perpetrated by the extremist Baruch Goldstein on February 25, 1994.
He added that the massacre was committed through conspiring with the occupation forces, and that it targeted defenseless worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque; as a result, 29 worshippers died as Martyrs (Shahids) and 150 were injured, who set upon the perpetrator of the massacre and succeeded in killing him.
He said that this massacre was part of a series of massacres against Palestinian existence in Palestine, aimed at forcing the Palestinians to leave the land of the ancestors.”

Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - on Feb. 25, 1994, Israeli Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Ibrahimi Mosque at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, killing 29 and wounding 125.
Goldstein’s attack was widely condemned in Israel and by Jewish communities in the diaspora; Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin condemned Goldstein’s action, calling it “a loathsome, criminal act of murder” and described Goldstein as “a shame on Zionism and an embarrassment to Judaism.” Rabin also noted that, contrary to the claims made above, Goldstein had acted alone. – All facts ignored by the official PA daily in the above articles.
In addition to verbal condemnation, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring, by imposing administrative detentions on several individuals and revoking their weapons permits, and by designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups. In 1998, Israel passed a law outlawing monuments to honor terrorists, and dismantled the memorial to Goldstein which had been erected by his supporters.
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