Senior PA officials praise violence against Israel
"If we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning"
Senior PA official Sultan Abu Al-Einein about murderer who stabbed Israeli to death last week:
Blessings to the breast that nursed [him]"
Senior PA official Jibril Rajoub:
Senior PA official Sultan Abu Al-Einein expressed his open support for the murderer who killed Evyatar Borovsky, an Israeli who was stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorist Salam Al-Zaghal while he was waiting for a ride.
Abu Al-Einein, who was until recently an advisor holding the rank of minister to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and who was subsequently appointed Head of the Palestinian Council for NGO Affairs by Abbas, honored the murderer:
Abu Al-Einein also praised the murderer and his killing with the words:
The audience applauded and whistled at this statement.
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Last week, Palestinian Media Watch reported that only hours after the murder, the administrator of Fatah's official Facebook page glorified Al-Zaghal as a "hero."
Another senior PA official, Jibril Rajoub, also praised the use of violence against Israel. During an interview on a Lebanese TV channel, the host referred to "the negotiations game" with Israel, and Rajoub expressed the view that negotiations are held because the Palestinians lack military strength:
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Jibril Rajoub is the Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the PA Olympic Committee. The interview was broadcast on the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel and also published on Rajoub's Facebook page on May 2, 2013.
Senior PA officials often state that avoiding violent confrontation or war with Israel is only temporarily, due to the PA's inability to take on such a conflict. They claim that negotiations with Israel are the right course of action for now, because conditions are not right for violence.
Mahmoud Abbas himself has also said on several occasions that if the Arab nations would begin a war against Israel, "Palestine" would join them.
The following is an excerpt of senior PA official Sultan Abu Al-Einein's interview, in which he praises a murderer as a "heroic fighter":
The following is the translation of senior PA official Jibril Rajoub's interview, in which he swears that the PA would use nuclear weapons against Israel, if it possessed them:
Jibril Rajoub: "There is no going back to negotiations unless the source of authority is the international resolutions, with a time frame and with the freezing of all unilateral Israeli steps: Jerusalem, the fence, settlements and prisoners."
Host: "You've heard Israel's refusal."
Jibril Rajoub: "That doesn't matter. Listen. We as yet don't have a nuke, but I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning."