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PA lies: Israel fabricates stabbings to incriminate Palestinians
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PA and Fatah lies:
Israel is fabricating stabbing attacks,
planting knives at the crime scenes
after killing "innocent" Palestinians
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Official PA TV: 
“The Israeli version is always fabricated and false...
They [the Israelis] have the knives ready in case they target someone”

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
A cartoon repeating the libel that Israel fabricates the many recent Palestinian stabbing attacks and even plants the knives as fake evidence at the scenes of the crimes appeared in both the official Palestinian Authority daily and on a Fatah website.
 
The cartoon claims that Israel victimizes Palestinians, framing them for the many recent stabbing attacks. A knife attached to the end of the rifle of an Israeli soldier cuts the hand of a Palestinian. The soldier withdraws the rifle, leaving the knife in the hand of the Palestinian, thus making it look like the Palestinian is the one attacking the soldier with the knife. The soldier then shouts: “Terrorist!” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, and website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission, Oct. 17, 2015]
 
 
Official PA TV hosts also repeated this, claiming that Israel places knives at the scene after Israel attacks innocent Palestinians in order to frame them for terror attacks:
 


Official PA TV host 1: “Yesterday [Oct. 12, 2015] was a sad and bloody day in occupied Jerusalem: 3 Martyrs were executed [by Israel] in cold blood (i.e., terrorists who murdered 3). The photos and videos posted by activists on social media showed the cruelty and racism of the occupation as it deals with [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem. The pretext is ready [in advance], the Israeli media is ready [in advance], and the Israeli version, security-wise and politically, is ready [in advance]: a stabbing attempt... When the settler, the policeman, and the border policeman may suspect that they are trying to carry out a specific action, the shooting and the Israeli version are ready [in advance].”
Official PA TV host 2: “These are executions of [Arab] citizens. The Arab is constantly exposed to cold-blooded murder for no reason, only because he is an Arab resident of Jerusalem...”
Official PA TV host 1:“The Israeli version is always fabricated and false...”
Official PA TV host 2: “Yesterday it was clear in one of the videos. After the assassination of one of the Martyrs, they [the Israelis] asked about the knife: "Where is the knife?" There was a settler who pulled out a knife. They [the Israelis] have the knives ready in case they target someone. They have the knives ready.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
Earlier this month, Abbas’ Secretary-General of the PA Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim repeated the lie as well: 
 
“The Israeli right-wing government has brought the situation to the point of explosion, for more than one purpose. The first goal is an attempt to look as if it [Israel] is the victim rather than the hangman. They [the Israelis] falsify stabbings with knives and fabricate events, etc.” 
[Official PA TV, Oct. 8, 2015]
 
Official PA TV recently broadcast footage showing weapons lying next to a terrorist who was shot and killed following an attack in which he had stabbed an Israeli border policeman, stolen his gun, and attempted to shoot a second policeman. PA TV News used this footage to reiterate the libel that Israel “fakes evidence” as a pretext to kill Palestinians. “The Zionists,” said the TV reporter, are “skillful directors”:


  
Warning: Graphic images
Official PA TV News reporter: “The occupation police is executing our children and youth in cold blood just because it suspects them. Then it falsely accuses them and fakes [evidence] to justify its crimes... Scenes of children being killed due to mere suspicion, painful scenes which even Hollywood's greatest directors have trouble directing, the Zionists direct skillfully. All they have to do is to murder the victim. Whatever comes next is already there, except for the law that is absent.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 13, 2015]

Another cartoon published in official PA daily also reiterated the claim that Israel is using the claimof “stabbing attack” as an excuse to harm Palestinians. The drawing shows a man with blood on his hands saying to a parrot standing on the Facebook logo: ‘Stabbing attack.” The parrot repeats after him: “Stabbing attack, stabbing attack, stabbing attack.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2015]    
 
 
In August, the official PA daily printed another cartoon, purporting that Israel is fabricating Palestinian stabbings. An Israeli soldier is sticking his rifle with a knife attached at the end into the belly of a Palestinian and saying: “I’ve caught you with a knife.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2015]
 
Several PA and Fatah leaders have promoted these false accusations against Israel:
 
Former PA Prime Minister, PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Qurei “condemned the murder of the young Fadi Alloun” and “the killing of the young Muhannad Halabi.” [WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Oct. 4, 2015] - Terrorist Halabi stabbed and murdered two Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem and Alloun stabbed and injured one. (See more about the attacks below.) The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs “strongly condemned the field executions being carried out by the occupation forces against children, youth, and young Palestinians,” mentioning “the atrocious execution of the young person, Fadi Alloun,” as one such “execution.” [WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Oct.  4, 2015]
 
PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat also supported the false claim that terrorist stabber Alloun had been framed, and further claimed that Israel lied about female terrorist Israa Ja’abis who detonated a gas balloon in her car near Israeli police officers at a checkpoint near Ma’ale Adumim, a few kilometers east of Jerusalem, falsely claiming she tried to carry out a suicide attack. [Official PA TV, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
The official PA daily referred to Israel’s shooting of 6 terrorists who all stabbed Israelis as “executions” of “Martyrs,” and stated that Israel justifies these “executions” with a false accusation of “a stabbing attack”:
 
“The [Israeli] excuse of a 'stabbing attack' is present at every execution the occupation soldiers are carrying out at the various checkpoints, and is presented on a 'platter of blood' immediately after they take out their targets.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2015]

Disregarding all Israeli terror victims, an op-ed in the official PA daily also claimed that Israel is fabricating all attacks since “ambiguity surrounds the stabbings which Israel is announcing” because “we haven’t seen any injured Israeli.” The writer even pretended that one of two terrorists who stabbed and seriously wounded a 13-year-old boy and a man had “died as a Martyr under unclear circumstances.” “It is easy for a settler to shoot any Palestinian,” he claimed, and “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.” He ended his article claiming Israel fabricates most of the attacks:
 
“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.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
The following are longer excerpts of the reports and statements mentioned above:
 
Official PA TV portrays terrorist murderers as innocent victims killed by Israel - says Israel fabricates the attacks
Official PA TV host 1: “We will follow the atmosphere in the field, given the Israeli escalation [of violence] and attacks against [Arab] residents in all the areas, especially in occupied Jerusalem. Yesterday [Oct. 12, 2015] was a sad and bloody day in occupied Jerusalem: 3 Martyrs were executed [by Israel] in cold blood (i.e., terrorists who murdered 3). The photos and videos posted by activists on social media showed the cruelty and racism of the occupation as it deals with [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem. The pretext is ready [in advance], the Israeli media is ready [in advance], and the Israeli version, security-wise and politically, is ready [in advance]: a stabbing attempt. There is [Israeli] security insanity and the madness of dealing with the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem with direct gunfire and the wounding of every [Arab] resident of Jerusalem. When the settler, the policeman, and the border policeman may suspect that they are trying to carry out a specific action, the shooting and the Israeli version are ready [in advance].”
Official PA TV host 2: “Execution based only on [suspecting] intention.”
Official PA TV host 1: ”An intention that only Allah knows.”
Official PA TV host 2: “Anyway, in the end, these are executions of [Arab] citizens. The Arab is constantly exposed to cold-blooded murder for no reason, only because he is an Arab resident of Jerusalem...”
Official PA TV host 1:“The Israeli version is always fabricated and false. Yesterday morning at the Lions’ Gate, Martyr Al-Khatib (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 1) was executed... The most recent Martyr, yesterday at a bus station, was also executed in cold blood...”
Official PA TV host 2: “Yesterday it was clear in one of the videos. After the assassination of one of the Martyrs, they [the Israelis] asked about the knife: "Where is the knife?" There was a settler who pulled out a knife. They [the Israelis] have the knives ready in case they target someone. They have the knives ready.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, then repeatedly stabbed a 13-year-old boy (name undisclosed at time of writing) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
 
Mustafa Al-Khatib - 18-year-old terrorist who tried to stab a soldier near the Lions Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 12, 2015and was shot and killed by Israeli police.
 
Muhammad Nazmi Shamasneh  - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who choked and stabbed an Israeli soldier in order to take his weapon on Oct. 12, 2015, on bus 185 near the central bus station in Jerusalem. The terrorist also stabbed and injured two additional people. He was shot and killed by Israeli police.
 
Official PA TV News shows weapons near dead terrorist after attack, repeats libel that Israel “fakes evidence” as pretext to kill Palestinians
The footage shown in the beginning of this PA TV report is from a terror attack on Oct. 9, 2015. Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Fares Abdullah Al-Jaabari stabbed an Israeli border policeman in Kiryat Arbanear Hebron, stole his gun, and attemptedto shoot a second border policeman.The second policeman shot and killed the terrorist.
Warning: Graphic images
Official PA TV News reporter: “In a fit of hysteria and madness of the occupation government against our defenseless youth, the occupation police is executing our children and youth in cold blood just because it suspects them. Then it falsely accuses them and fakes [evidence] to justify its crimes in the eyes of the world, and to present itself as a law-abiding country defending its threatened people... Scenes of children being killed due to mere suspicion, painful scenes which even Hollywood's greatest directors have trouble directing, the Zionists direct skillfully. All they have to do is to murder the victim. Whatever comes next is already there, except for the law that is absent.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
Headline: “[PA] Foreign Ministry: ‘The current escalation is a direct result of the Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]”
“The [PA] Foreign Ministry stated in a press release today [Oct. 4, 2015], Sunday, that the current escalation in the Palestinian territories is a direct result of the Israeli attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque...
Likewise, the ministry strongly condemned the field executions being carried out by the occupation forces against children, youth, and young Palestinians, the last of which was the atrocious execution of the young person, Fadi Alloun, from the village of Al-Issawiya in Jerusalem, who was murdered today in cold blood by the occupation’s police while on his way to work in the early hours of the morning.”
[WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Oct.  4, 2015]
 
Headline: “Qurei condemned the murder of the young Fadi Alloun”
“PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei condemned the murder of the young Jerusalemite Fadi Alloun by the Israeli occupation forces.
The young Alloun died as a Martyr (Shahid) after the occupation police fired ten bullets which penetrated his body in the Musrara area near the Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem, after a group of settlers chased him.
Likewise, Qurei condemned the killing of young Muhannad Halabi by the occupation police in Jerusalem yesterday [Oct. 3, 2015] evening.”
[WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Oct. 4, 2015]
 
Fadi Alloun - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured Israeli citizen Moshe Malka (15) near the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Alloun fled and was shot and killed by Israeli police.
 
Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
 
Headline: "The occupation and settlers execute 5 [Palestinian] citizens - and a video refutes the allegations that there was a 'stabbing'"
  • “Hebron is afire after 3 executions of two young men and a young woman, and the settlers 'celebrate'
  • Mutaz Awisatwas shot in Jerusalem because he laughed and carried a backpack, and the accusation: 'suspicion'
  • The occupation closes the Qalandiya checkpoint after the young Omar Muhammad Al-Faqih from Katana died as a Martyr (Shahid)
  • UN official: 'The arbitrary steps of the Israeli government will lead to an escalation of the violence
The occupations' soldiers and settlers continued in their crimes against our people yesterday [Oct. 17, 2015]. They executed 5 [Palestinian] citizens (two young men and a young woman in Hebron, a boy in occupied Jerusalem, and a young man from Katana), alleging that they tried to stab soldiers and settlers. However, a video exposed the lie in the occupations' claims, while the last videos showed settlers in Hebron 'celebrating' the murders.
The Martyr Iyad Khalil Al-Awawdeh (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one), 27, was barely buried when the occupation forces executed Tareq Ziyad Al-Natsheh (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one), 20, Fadl Muhammad Awad Al-Qawasmeh, 18, and Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili, 16, from Hebron.  Tareq died as a Martyr from the occupations' gunfire yesterday evening at the entrance to Al-Shahada Street in the center of Hebron, [they] claimed he stabbed an occupation soldier. Occupation forces let the young man bleed in the street for 40 minutes, and then he was taken in an Israeli ambulance to an unknown Israeli location. A number of settlers did not let the ambulance pass and gave out candy. The excuse of a 'stabbing attack' is present at every execution the occupation soldiers are carrying out at the various checkpoints, and is presented on a 'platter of blood' immediately after they take out their targets. As with the execution of Al-Qawasmeh (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one) on Al-Shahada Street... by an extreme settler, the occupation soldiers are quick to find an excuse: One of the soldiers gave another soldier a knife, so that he would put it by the Martyr's body. This was documented and exposed in the video of 'the young people against the settlements.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2015]
 
Fadl Al-Qawasmeh - 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab an Israeli citizen in the town of Kiryat Arba in the West Bank, on Oct. 17, 2015. The Israeli man shot and wounded Al-Qawasmeh, who later died of his wounds.
 
Mutaz Awisat - 16-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who drew a knife when he was stopped by Israeli soldiers who wanted to search him in Jerusalem on Oct. 17, 2015. Awisat was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
 
Tareq Al-Natsheh - 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Oct. 17, 2015. After the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
 
Omar Muhammad Al-Faqih - 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed a border policeman at the Qalandiya checkpoint on Oct. 17, 2015. Al-Faqih was shot in his lower body by another border policeman. Al-Faqih then tried to stab a sapper with scissors he took from him, and was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.
 
Iyad Khalil Al-Awawdeh - 26-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier near the entrance to Hebron on Oct. 16, 2015. He was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.
 
Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili - 16-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron, near the Cave of the Patriarchs on Oct. 17, 2015. The soldier shot and killed Al-Esseili.

Official PA TV broadcast from a press conference organized by PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat
PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat: “A woman from Jericho, Israa Ja’abis, who has an 11-year-old son and travels to Jerusalem daily. Her car had an electrical fault and the airbags inflated, and [the Israeli forces] immediately fired at her. They [Israel] immediately said it was a suicide attack. The same happened with Fadi Alloun.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
Israa Ja’abis - 31-year-old Palestinian terrorist, resident of East Jerusalem, who carried out a car bomb attack near Ma’ale Adumim, a few kilometers east of Jerusalem, on Oct.11, 2015. A policeman who noticed a suspicious vehicle signaled the driver to stop, after which she drove closer to a group of police officers and detonated a gas balloon. One policeman suffered light injuries and Ja’abis was seriously injured.
 
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.’”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2015]
 
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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