This week the leader of Fatah, so-called “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas defended the murder of Jews for the “protection of all holy sites.”
Via Palestinian Media Watch:
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Israel National News reported:
After ongoing Palestinian riots, which have including shootings, stabbings, and rock and Molotov cocktail throwing – as well as the murder of 4 Israeli civilians – Mahmoud Abbas last week justified it all as legitimate defense of holy sites, reports Palestinian Media Watch.
“The Palestinian side did not attack and did not do anything against the Israelis. If they [Israelis] think that the [Palestinian] people in Jerusalem are protecting themselves, that is our right. We have to protect our holy sites,” Abbas was quoted as saying by official PA media.
Abbas then attacked Israel’s defense measures against Palestinian terror:
“The Israeli government is escalating its strong offensive against the Palestinian people everywhere… Honestly, we do not know what the reason is for this.”
Palestinian Media Watch noted that Abbas made these statements last Tuesday, October 6, less than a week after Arab terrorists murdered four Israeli civilians.