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Friday, January 11, 2013

Mahmoud Abbas Allows Armed Terrorists in Public - Mahmoud Abbas Commemorates 'Martyrs' from Fatah and Hamas

Source: Arutz Sheva
By Elad Benari

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has allowed armed terrorists to publicly march and fire into the air within the areas he controls in Judea and Samaria.

Kol Yisrael radio reported Thursday that about 20 members of Abbas's Fatah movement marched in the Balata area of Shechem on Thursday afternoon, firing into the air. A source in the PA told the station that PA security forces were not on hand and did not deal with the armed terrorists.

The source indicated that some of the terrorists had been released from Israeli or PA prisons, after serving time on charges of terrorism, and that they are currentlyunemployed.

Kol Yisrael noted that Fatah has avoided allowing masked terrorists into the streets over the past several years but has done so three times in the past month: in the Dehaisha refugee camp near Bethlehem, in Bir Zeit, north of Ramallah, and on Thursday in Balata.

PA Arabs have rioted and attempted to carry out terror attacks in Hevron and throughout Judea and Samaria in recent weeks, while Abbas's security forces have failed to stop them as they had done in the past.

The incidents have led some to warn that a third Arab intifada (uprising) is in the works.
A recently released video showed a group of Arab terrorists announcing the formation of a new military brigade, which would start a new intifada against Israel beginning in Hevron.
In addition, Abbas has gotten closer to the Hamas terror group after years of fighting. During Israel's recent counterterrorism Operation Pillar of Defense, the two factions announced they have decided to end infighting. The PA later announced it will release Hamas-affiliated detainees as a goodwill gesture to boost reconciliation efforts.

Last week, for the first time since its violent takeover of Gaza, Hamas allowed the Gaza branch of the Fatah party to mark its anniversary in the region.

Mahmoud Abbas Commemorates 
'Martyrs' from Fatah and Hamas

This is a wake-up call to all Leftists who still believe peace is possible with the Arabs. 
- Michelle

Source: Arutz Sheva
By Elad Benari

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, often touted by the left as a "partner for peace" with Israel, is continuing to glorify terrorists.

In a speech he gave last week and which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Abbas praised the "martyrs" from his Fatah faction as well as those from Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Among the "martyrs" praised were former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and Hamas leaders and arch-terrorists Ahmad Yassin and Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantissi, both of whom were responsible for terror attacks that killed hundreds of Israels. The two Hamas leaders were killed in targeted killings by Israel during the Oslo War, also known as the Second Intifada.

The speech aired on PA TV on January 4, 2013 and was broadcast in honor of the anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement.

"On the Fatah anniversary, we renew the pledge to our fortunate martyrs. We pledge to continue on the path of the martyr brother Abu Ammar (former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat -ed.), and his comrades and brothers, the leaders from all the fighting factions – all the martyrs," Abbas said.

"Let me mention the martyr Abu Jihad, Khalil Al-Wazir, the martyr Abu Iyad, Salah Khalaf, the martyr Abd Al-Fattah Hamoud, the martyr Abu Ali Iyad, the martyr Abu Sabri Saydam, the martyr Abu Yousuf Al-Najjar, the martyr Kamal Adwan, the martyr Kamal Nasser, the martyr Abu Al-Waleed Saa d Sael, the martyr Faysal Al-Husseini, the martyr Abu Al-Hol, the martyr Abu Al-Mundhir, the martyr Khaled Al-Hassan, the martyr Sheik Ahmad Yassin, the martyr Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantissi, the martyr Ismail Abu Shanab, the martyr Fathi Shiqaqi, the martyr George Habash, the martyr Omar A-Qassem, the martyr Sakhr Habash, the martyr Suleiman Al-Najjar, the martyr Bashir Al-Barghouthi, the martyr Hani Al-Hassan, the martyr Abu Ali Mustafa, the martyr Abu Al-Abbas, the martyr Samir Ghosheh, and today’s martyr, the martyr of the Intifada, Abu Al-Abd Khattab. Allah’s mercy upon them all.

"In addition, there were tens of thousands of martyrs and heroes. Here we must remember the pioneers – the Grand Mufti of Palestine, Hajj Muhammad Amin Al-Husseini, as well as Ahmad Al-Shukeiri, the founder of the PLO, and Yahya Hamouda, the head of the PLO Executive Committee. Let us not forget the martyr Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam, who sparked the 1936 revolution."

In the past, Abbas's television stations and newspapers have glorified terrorists such as Abu Jihad, the name by which the former head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s military wing, Khalil al-Wazir, was known. 125 Israeli civilians and soldiers were killed in terror attacks he planned and directed.

In recent months the PA established a number of schools as well as a scout group, all of which were named after terrorist mastermind Dalal Mughrabi.

Mughrabi led a group of terrorists who in 1978 sailed from Lebanon to Israel to carry out a terror attack in which 37 Israeli civilians were killed.

Other programs on the PA-funded television channels include shows which encourage children to hate Israel and musical videos that long for Israeli cities such as Jaffa, Haifa and Akko.