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JPost op-ed: PMW research shows that the PA's real goal is no Israel

Rachel Bresinger  |

Abbas and Fatah show their true colors... in Arabic

by Rachel Bresinger

While much of the Western World only follows what the PA says in English, there is an Israeli research institute called Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) which monitors what is being said by the Palestinian leaders in Arabic and releases translations to the public. Through extensive research and translations done by this institute, it becomes quite clear what the Palestinian leadership’s message is to their people: there is no “Israel” and Palestinians must do everything within their power to rid Palestinian lands of the “Zionists.”

The recent wave of violence which has spread from Jerusalem to other parts of the country has been encouraged and promoted by Fatah and Abbas. In a cartoon published on November 6, 2014 on “Fatah – The Main Page” (an official Fatah Facebook page), the Arabic word “da’es,” which means “run over,” appears on a street with the Aqsa Mosque in the distance. The word “da’es” is a play on the Arab acronym “da’esh,” or Islamic State. The following Arabic text appears below the image: “Hit the gas at 199 [km/h] for al Aqsa.” (PMW exposed the cartoon in this bulletin - PMW Ed.) ...

While some will try to downplay Abbas’ involvement in the escalation of violence and pin the incitement solely on Hamas, the fact is that Abbas is personally encouraging and glorifying terror. On November 3, 2014, “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida,” the official PA daily, published a report on Abbas’ condolence letter to the family of the terrorist who attempted to murder Rabbi Yehuda Glick on October 29, 2014. In the report was the following: “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his anger and his condemnation of the abominable crime committed against Martyr [shahid] Mutaz Hijazi, who was murdered last Thursday [October 30, 2014] by the killing and terror gangs of the Israeli occupation army.” (Click to view PMW's bulletin
on the condolence letter - PMW Ed.)