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PA daily op-ed condemns terror attacks in France while accusing Israel of terrorism

On Jan. 7, 2015, Muslim terrorists Cherif and Said Kouachi carried out a shooting attack at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were killed in the attack, which was a response to cartoons the magazine published about Islam's Prophet Muhammad. On Jan. 8, in a connected attack, Muslim terrorist Amely Coulibaly shot and killed a policewoman in Paris and on Jan. 9, he shot and killed 4 Jewish shoppers at a Paris kosher supermarket.
While Abbas officially condemned the terror attacks in France, PMW has documented different PA reactions to the attacks. Some have condemned them while at the same time condemning
Charlie Hebdo for mocking Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Others have compared the terror attacks in France to Israeli "terrorism" against Palestinians, and some have even claimed that Israel was behind the attacks.
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza:
     “We strongly condemn the terror attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in which 23 people were killed or injured. We hope that the international conference France is organizing today, Sunday, will be a turning point in the struggle against terrorism… and that the region and the world will consolidate their opinions regarding the meaning of [the word] terrorism, so that there will no longer be ‘Islamic’ terrorism versus ‘non-Islamic’ terrorism, ‘extremist’ versus ‘moderate’ terrorism, ‘individual’ versus ‘group’ terrorism – for all these categories were created as a result of conflicting interests and shortsightedness…
We have seen how Israeli terrorism in all its forms – state terrorism, settlement terrorism and the terrorism of Jewish squads – is what grants patronage to all the terrorist groups in the region. Eventually, we have seen that terror[ists] have begun to receive training, weapons and perhaps [even] intelligence from Israel. Therefore, many believe that there was more to the last wave of terrorism in France than [just] two young Muslims. This was an [attempt to] target the role of France, which had [lately] begun to rise and assert itself – a significant rise which came with the vote in favor of the Palestinian-Arab proposal at the [UN] Security Council last month!
It must not be allowed for each country to have its own definition of terrorism. If Al-Qaida, Islamic State and Jabhat Al-Nusra are defined as terror organizations, then the Muslim Brotherhood, with all its branches and the Israeli settlement [enterprise] should be added to the top of this list of international terrorism. Greetings to French national unity, which will certainly defeat terrorism.”
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