PA TV broadcasts 19 times in 3 days Abbas' implicit call for violence in Jerusalem
PA TV broadcasts 19 times in 3 days
Abbas' implicit call for violence
In the same week, hundreds of Arabs rioted and a terrorist killed a baby and a young woman
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques ZilberdikPalestinian Authority TV produced a short video of Mahmoud Abbas calling for Palestinians to prevent "in any way" Jews from going to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Significantly, PA TV then broadcast it 19 times in 3 days. For this video PA TV chose the part of Abbas' speech of Oct. 17 in which he implicitly calls for Jerusalem's Arabs to use violence against Israelis. Jews' presence at the site which is holy to Jews and Muslims, Abbas said, "defiles" the Islamic holy site and must prevented "in any way." Palestinian Media Watch has reported that expressions like "in any way" and "using all means" are common PA euphemisms for various degrees of violence and terror:
"It's not enough for us to say: 'There are those carrying out Ribat' (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: 'The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]'. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. 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."The video ends with a picture of Jerusalem and the words: "Arab Jerusalem."
[Official PA TV, Oct. 17-19, 2014]
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Abbas made the speech at a Fatah event and the video, which Abbas' PA TV edited into a version showing only the implicit call to violence, was already broadcast that same evening right before the PA TV evening news. For three days, the video that promoted violence to prevent Jews from defiling the Al-Aqsa Mosque was broadcast 19 times as Arab rioting in Jerusalem increased. A three-month-old Israeli baby and a young woman were killed in a terror attack in Jerusalem and one Arab youth was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers as he was attacking Israeli cars with gasoline bombs.
Using common PA duplicity, Abbas is promoting violence while at the same time warning the world about impending violence, so he can claim innocence.
Three days ago, Abbas' Fatah called on its members in Jerusalem to wear identical black clothing to make it difficult for Israeli police to identify and arrest those involved in rioting:
"Message to our people in Jerusalem: Tomorrow you should all wear black clothes so that the occupation forces cannot identify young people by the color of their clothes and arrest them later."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Oct. 25, 2014]At the time of writing this, the riots are continuing, and Abbas' official PA daily is likewise heating up the atmosphere. For example, it published this cartoon depicting an Israeli soldier decapitating the Dome of the Rock:
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2014]Fatah is also using visuals to promote hatred, and published this image on its Facebook page, presenting Israelis outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque (on the Temple Mount) as wild and dangerous dogs:
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Oct. 19, 2014]
This is not the first time that a Palestinian leader called on his population to defend Al-Aqsa. When Yasser Arafat wanted violence against Israel he likewise defined Israeli presence on the Temple Mount as defiling the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Arafat's call to defend Al-Aqsa when Israeli MP Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount, similar to Abbas' call today, led to extended Arab rioting in October 2000, which escalated into what Palestinians call "the Al-Aqsa Intifada." The PA's five-year terror campaign that started with riots to "defend Al-Aqsa" left 1,200 Israelis killed, mostly from suicide bombings.
Palestinians are already referring to the riots in "defense" of the mosque as an "intifada." For example, PLO Executive Committee member and member of Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Tayseer Khaled said that "the Jerusalem Intifada" will continue because of the visits of Jews to the Temple Mount, which he called "the Al-Aqsa square." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2104]
Twice Abbas' PA TV has broadcast a documentary film on Jerusalem in which Jews praying at the Western Wall are called "sin and filth," as exposed by Palestinian Media Watch.
Click to see additional examples of PA and Fatah's demonization of Jews and the claim that Israel is endangering the Al-Aqsa Mosque to build the "alleged Temple".