Palestinian Arabs are responsible for their misfortunes
Abbas ignored the “one condition” Prime Minister Yair Lapid set on Thursday for the implementation of a two-state solution: “That a future Palestinian state will be a peaceful one. That it will not become another terror base from which to threaten the well-being and the very existence of Israel.”
Reprinted from Daily Alert, Thursday, September 29, 2022
- PA President Mahmoud Abbas asked the UN General Assembly on Friday why the Palestinians do not yet have a state. I found the answers to Abbas’ questions were in his speech as well.
- He claimed to genuinely want peace with Israel, but made clear that he rejects Israel’s very legitimacy. He described Israel as a colonizing power for 75 years – that is, since its historic rebirth in 1948. He airbrushed Judaism out of his “eternal” Jerusalem, in which there are only Muslim and Christian holy sites.
- There was no mention that Israel dismantled its settlements and withdrew all its soldiers from Gaza in 2005. No hint that Hamas took over, and has provoked conflict with Israel ever since with indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel, teaching Israel that relinquishing adjacent territory merely empowers the forces that seek our destruction.
- Abbas devoted some of his speech to Nasser Abu Hamid, whom he described as a heroic martyr who was now dying in jail of cancer, failing to note that Abu Hamid is serving multiple life terms for the murders of seven Israelis and the attempted murders of 12 more. Abbas championed the killers of Israelis – to whom his Palestinian Authority insists on paying salaries, thus nurturing the next generations of murderers.
- Abbas ignored the “one condition” Prime Minister Yair Lapid set on Thursday for the implementation of a two-state solution: “That a future Palestinian state will be a peaceful one. That it will not become another terror base from which to threaten the well-being and the very existence of Israel.”
- Lapid offered Abbas a one-sentence formula for Palestinian independence: “Put down your weapons, and there will be peace.”
See also Israeli Defense Minister: Agreement with Palestinians Not Likely in Foreseeable Future
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz told Israel’s Channel 11 on Saturday: “With regard to the Palestinians, we believe we should reach an accord, but one has to confront reality with clear eyes, and to my understanding there is no way of reaching an agreement in the foreseeable future.” He clarified that “We are for two separate entities, but not in a way that endangers Israel.” (Ha’aretz)
- Israel: PA President Abbas Incited Hate and Glorified Terrorism at UN – Tovah Lazaroff
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas incited hatred and glorified terrorism when he addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday, said Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan. “In a lie-filled rant completely detached from reality, he further proved his absolute irrelevance. Abbas uses the UN as a platform to incite hatred against Israel while glorifying the terrorists that he himself funds.”
“The U.S. and members of the Security Council are well aware that the Palestinians rejected every peace plan ever presented, that they fund terrorists, and that the Palestinian Authority doesn’t even have sovereignty over their own territories, which are controlled by terror groups.”
In his speech, Abbas launched a scathing attack on Israel, accusing it of committing “massacres” against the Palestinians and “assaults” on Islamic and Christian holy sites. He also called on Israel, the U.S. and Britain to apologize to the Palestinians and offer them compensation because of their responsibility for the Balfour Declaration. (Jerusalem Post)
- Israel’s “Peace Partner” behind Terrorist Attacks Against Israel – Khaled Abu Toameh
In the past few months, there has been a rise in the number of terrorist attacks against Israelis carried out by gunmen belonging to, or associated with, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its ruling faction, Fatah, both headed by Mahmoud Abbas. He encourages the murder and wounding of Israelis and pays generously for it – with money from Europe and the U.S.
The PA has been described as Israel’s Palestinian peace partner. It is largely dominated by members and activists belonging to Fatah, which has proven over the years that its actions and rhetoric are actually no different from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, that openly call for the elimination of Israel.
This year, Fatah has once again increased its terrorist attacks against Israel. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and other armed groups belonging to Fatah boast about the attacks and threaten to continue the fight against Israel, while Mahmoud Abbas continues to incite against Israel and glorify those involved in terrorism.
This is the “peace partner” that the Biden administration is hoping to assist in establishing a Palestinian state next to Israel. Meanwhile, Israel’s “peace partner” is doing everything in its power to confirm the fears of Israelis about the presence of a Palestinian state just a few kilometers from their homes. (Gatestone Institute)