Friday, May 26, 2006

Mahmoud Abbas
Calls Terrorists
"Our Heroes"

Kiss of Death?

Thanks to Mark Alexander, of A New Dark Age Is Dawning, for making me aware of this:

While Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, takes on the position of "moderate" and attempts to convince Hamas to accept Judea and Samaria for now, his words to audiences at home present a different picture.

Palestinian Media Watch, an organization that monitors and reports on anti-Israel hatred in the PA media, reveals that Abbas twice this week referred to Arab terrorists serving "tens of life sentences" in Israeli jails as "our heroes."

Speaking on PA TV on May 23 about the jailed terrorists' recent "conciliation plan" between Fatah and Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas expressed his satisfaction with the initiative of those he called "our brothers, our jailed heroes... [their] initiative proves that these heroes, who are sentenced to tens of life sentences, feel too that the homeland is in danger..."

Noting that the document calls for an Arab state on "all territories occupied in 1967," Abbas said, "We must stop dreaming and accept what we can take now. Let us not speak of dreams. Let us take the Palestinian state on the ’67 borders."

"Clearly," PMW concludes, "Abbas rejects terror for tactical reasons only, and not because it is immoral... Abbas has always been careful, in Arabic, not to condemn terror because it is evil or immoral. He has criticized suicide terror only because it hurts the PA cause, as he did after the December 2005 suicide attack that killed five in Netanya."

This was true of Arafat, who condemned terror in English, while praising it to the Arabic Press. And, it is clearly true of Abbas as well.

The Palestinian Leadership of Fatah (Abbas' party), and Hamas (the majority elected party) are simply playing a game of good cop/bad cop. Abbas appears to condemn terror, while Hamas calls openly for the death of, not just Zionists, but all Jews.

By the way, this info about Abbas should not surprise us. After all, Abbas is a known anti-Semite, who wrote his doctoral thesis on the idea that the Jews of Germany collaborated with Hitler to bring about the Holocaust, so that they could gain the world's sympathy, in order to steal land from the Palestinians.

That's quite a theory, huh?