|New PA libels:
caused prisoner's muscular dystrophy
Israel supplies Palestinians with weapons
to create chaos among Palestinians
The newest Palestinian Authority-Fatah libel is that Israel caused the muscular dystrophy of a Palestinian terrorist murderer, through an injection he received during his dental treatment in prison. Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki explained "that medical reports have indicated that this injection is life threatening... this injection causes muscular dystrophy, and then the lifespan is limited to a period of four years." [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2016] Although Palestinian terrorist Na'im Al-Shawamreh, who killed an Israeli policeman, died in a hospital of muscular dystrophy three years after being released from prison, Zaki declared him a Martyr.
In addition, Zaki praised the terrorist murderer: "Al-Shawamreh is a patriot and a man of culture... He was beloved and a model of morals."
A second new libel is that Israel intentionally supplies Palestinians with guns so that they will use them to fight amongst themselves and create internal chaos. This new libel comes in response to recent fighting and deaths among Palestinians often involved in power struggles. PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Ahmed Majdalani who is promoting the second libel explained: "The Israelis have never ceased their efforts to infiltrate Palestinian society and destroy it. There are two means for the destruction: Weapons which created the chaos, and drugs." [Official PA TV, State of Politics, Aug. 21, 2016]
His reference to drugs is another common libel that has been expressed by the PA for a number of years. The PA accuses Israel of spreading drugs among Palestinian youth so that they will not be willing or able to fight against Israel.
These new libels are in addition to many other libels that are expressed regularly by PA officials and promoted by their official media.
The following are five examples of these libels:
"Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Movement in Jerusalem Shadi Mattour... warned of the occupation's scheme to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque and take control of it: 'The occupation authorities are taking gradual steps to carry out their Zionist scheme.' He warned the Islamic and Arab states of the danger of these gradual steps, as after them will come complete Zionist control over the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to divide it, and afterwards to destroy it so as to build the alleged Temple in its place."
[Website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission, Aug. 4, 2016]
"The district governor [of Qalqilya Rafe' Rawajbeh] ... noted the occupation's attempts and plans to defeat us from within, to cause division between us, and to support the roots of evil, such as the phenomenon of the spreading of drugs."
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2016]
"Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said... [that] Israel is a fascist state that legally allows torture, behaves in a racist manner, and carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners..."
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 25, 2016]
There are "many suspicions that the Israeli occupation stole organs from the Martyrs' [i.e., terrorists] bodies."
[Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 29, 2016]
Imad Hamato, host of weekly PA TV program on Islam: "[Israel] erases the Islamic traces and fingerprints in Jerusalem. This is a serious matter - Judaization of the land. In addition, the Judaization of people, Judaization of their thinking and education... Then they [the Jews] began to Judaize education by flooding the media, as was written in The Protocol of the Elders of Zion: 'We have to strive that the Westerner, the Arab, the American and the Australian will hear only what the Jews want him to hear.'"
[Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2015]
The following are the two new libels in greater detail:
"Fatah Central Committee member [Abbas Zaki]... revealed that the occupation authorities caused the death of released prisoner Na'im Al-Shawamreh as a Martyr (Shahid), after giving him an injection in the mouth four years ago which caused muscular dystrophy and led to his death as a Martyr.
Zaki revealed yesterday in an interview with Radio Mawtini that medical reports have indicated that this injection is life threatening. Based on these reports, he clarified that receiving this injection causes muscular dystrophy, and then the lifespan is limited to a period of four years. Zaki emphasized that this is what happened to Martyr Al-Shawamreh, and noted that this case already happened in the past with Martyr President Yasser Arafat (the reference is to libel that Israel poisoned Arafat -Ed).
Zaki praised Martyr Na'im Al-Shawamreh by saying: 'Al-Shawamreh is a patriot and a man of culture... He was beloved and a model of morals and positive influence, as is testified to by his companions and friends.'"
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2016]
Na’im Al-Shawamreh was sentenced to life in prison for planting a bomb that killed Israeli policeman Yossi Hayoun in 1993. He became sick with muscular dystrophy and was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations. He died on Aug. 16, 2016.
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Ahmed Majdalani
PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Ahmed Majdalani: "The Israelis have never ceased their efforts to infiltrate Palestinian society and destroy it. There are two means for the destruction: Weapons which created the chaos, and drugs... Those are the two dangerous weapons. Weapons have a role in destroying society, weapons that are transferred to gangs that trade in them, transfer them, and sell them have a specific role. They have a specific role and that is the creation of strife and internal pressures... When these weapons have a national role in the resistance to the occupation (i.e., using weapons to kill Israelis), they [Israelis] immediately go and take them away... The weapons they want us to have [are] for internal use, in other words, within Palestinian society, at weddings, circumcisions-"
PA TV host: "In marches."
Majdalani: "In marches you sometimes see in the streets, these foolish marches, or someone whose child excelled in the matriculation exams brings several people who shoot [guns] and shoot some 1,000 bullets."
[Official PA TV, State of Politics, Aug. 21, 2016]