Fatah celebrates "a killed settler,"
glorifies drive-by murder yesterday
of Israeli father of 6
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Only a few hours after Palestinian terrorists shot and murdered an Israeli man in a drive-by shooting near Nablus, Fatah glorified the murder in a post on Facebook, which presented the attack as a successful "operation" measured in figures:
"The Nablus operation in numbers:
The full duration of the operation: 30 seconds
The distance between the cars: 20 meters
The number of bullets that were fired: 22
The one who carried out the operation was skilled and experienced, and escaped the site
The result: a killed settler"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2018]
Yesterday, Palestinian Media Watch reported on attempts by the Palestinian Authority to incite terror. Possibly, the shooter was influenced by these and other messages calling for terror against Israel.
Official PA TV reporter: "A complex operation was carried out in Jaffa, or more precisely in the Jaffa port, by the Martyr (Shahid) - according to Hebrew sources and sources in Qalqilya - Bashar Masalha, 22... in which 12 settlers were hurt, among them an American tourist who was killed, according to the Hebrew sources."
[Official PA TV, March 8, 2016]
After the terror attack, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, like Fatah, praised the murder. Both terror organizations have been invited to participate in a meeting of the Palestinian Central Council, an institution of the PLO.
The official PA daily referred to the terror attack as a "shooting operation" in an otherwise purely informative report on the attack.
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2018]
The victim of the terror attack was Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old Israeli father of six. The Palestinian terrorists who murdered Shevach fled the scene in their vehicle.
In response to the attack, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman wrote on Twitter: "An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists. Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards. Look no further to why there is no peace. Praying for the bereaved Shevach family." [Twitter account of the US Ambassador to Israel, Jan. 10, 2017]
The following are the reports on the terror attack and on invitation to terror organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad to meet with the PCC:
Headline: "The killing of a settler in a shooting operation south of Nablus"
"A settler resident (i.e., Rabbi Raziel Shevach) of the Havat Gilad settlement was killed yesterday evening [Jan. 9, 2018] after he was critically wounded in a shooting operation (i.e., terror attack) next to the village of Sarra, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2018]
Rabbi Raziel Shevach - 35-year-old Israeli father of six murdered in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. The Palestinian terrorists who murdered Shevach fled the scene in their vehicle.
Headline: "Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad have received an official invitation to participate in the [Palestinian] Central Council"
"The [Islamic] Jihad and Hamas movements confirmed today, Thursday [Jan. 4, 2017], that they have received an official invitation to participate in a meeting of the Palestinian Central Council in Ramallah in the middle of this month.
The meeting of the Central Council will take place on the 14th of this month in Ramallah under the title Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of the State of Palestine."
[Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 4, 2018]