PA daily op-ed: Stabbing attacks are “stories”, “most of the Israeli versions of stabbings are false and forged” and pretexts for “cold-blooded murder” of Palestinians
Headline: “Objection to stabbing stories”
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for the official PA daily
“It seems to me that every Israeli settler, policeman, or soldier has received the authority to kill and shoot every Palestinian in order to kill, regardless of his age, looks, way of walking, or clothing. This is because ambiguity surrounds the stabbings which Israel is announcing, since there are witnesses that contradict the Israeli versions. Likewise, we haven’t seen any injured Israeli, only the body of a young Palestinian by the Lions’ Gate on the ground, nothing on him, next to a young woman lying on the ground, and there is also a boy who has died as a Martyr (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 2) under unclear circumstances is the Pisgat Ze’ev settlement. It is easy for a settler to shoot any Palestinian, as happened yesterday at the Jabara checkpoint near Tulkarem, it is easy for a border policeman to throw a knife near the body of a young person after his cold-blooded murder and to claim a student was making a stabbing attempt, while we see her stained with blood, but we do not see who was stabbed. Likewise, it is easy to claim a woman with a child has a bomb after the steering wheel air cushion opens, and it has even reached the point where a citizen from Umm Al-Fahm is accused of intentionally running [someone] over, and is attacked and suffers harassment...
The occupation - which have allowed the settlers to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque at all times, and which is at the moment exacerbating its mistake and allowing the spilling of blood, such that every Israeli will turn into a murderer who can kill any Palestinian, claiming he tried to stab [him] - is responsible for the situation we have reached. This is so as most of the Israeli versions of stabbings are false and forged, and we can appeal the stabbing stories, since the Israeli government is exaggerating with lies and fabrications. I can only say to us: ‘Do not throw your children into the battle.’”
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Marah Al-Bakri - 16-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli border policeman at a light rail station in Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Oct. 12, 2015. She was shot and wounded by the policeman.
Alaa Zayoud - Israeli Arab terrorist from Umm Al-Fahm who on Oct. 11, 2015, near Hadera, deliberately ran over and seriously wounded a 19-year-old Israeli and stabbed and wounded her, as well as a 19-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man. The terrorist was handed over to the Israeli security forces for interrogation.
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