PA TV and radio rebroadcast Abbas' 2014 call for violence for the Al-Aqsa Mosque 41 times following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
On Oct. 17, 2014, Abbas called for violence; official PA TV then rebroadcast it over 3 weeks - 32 times. During that month Palestinians murdered 12 Israelis.
On Dec. 6, 2017, the day US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, official PA radio and TV started rebroadcasting Abbas' 2014 call for violence... and in the next 4 weeks - rebroadcast it 41 times!
Official PA radio - 28 times
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."
[Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, 27 times, Dec. 6, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018]
Official PA TV - 13 times
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]... This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."
[Official PA TV, 13 times, Dec. 17, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018]
While this call for violence by Abbas was repeatedly broadcast in 2014, the following 12 people were murdered:
• Oct 22, 2014 - Two Israelis were murdered in car rammings in Jerusalem: Chaya Zissel Braun (3 months); Karen Jemima Mosquera (22).
• Nov. 5, 2014 - Two Israelis were murdered in car rammings in Jerusalem: Jada’an Assad (38); Shalom Aharon Badani (17). • Nov. 10, 2014 - Two Israelis were murdered in two separate stabbing attacks in Tel Aviv and in Gush Etzion south of Bethlehem: Almog Shilony (20); Dalia Lemkus (26).
• Nov 18, 2014 - Six Israelis were murdered in a Jerusalem synagogue during prayers: Avraham Shmuel Goldberg (68); Aryeh Kupinsky (43); Kalman Ze'ev Levine (55); Moshe Twersky (59); Zidan Seif (30). Haim (Howie) Rothman (55) died of his injuries on Oct. 24, 2015.
US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv and opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Abbas' speech originally aired on Oct. 17, 2014 and was broadcast a total of 29 times that month. It was also broadcast 3 times on Nov. 1 and on Nov. 4, 2014, and once on Nov. 11, 2015. It was also posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on July 15, 2017 and on Nov. 28, 2018. This excerpt from Abbas' speech was broadcast on the official PA radio station The Voice Of Palestine and on PA TV dozens of times in Dec. 2017 - 2018, most recently on April 3, 2018. Another clip of Abbas' speech aired on Fatah-run Awdah TV in November-December 2018, most recently on Dec. 8, 2018.
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