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May 16, 2005

Onslaught of Palestinian Incitement - Pt. II

On May 16, after Reuters described an incident where a knife-wielding Palestinian was shot by Israeli troops as he was attacking a soldier.

The Palestinian public were not told about the knife, though, and were told that Israel "blew up" the body of the attacker after shooting him for no reason. The official Palestinian news agency (WAFA) states:

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed Monday morning a Palestinian citizen near Tulkarem, witnesses said.

They told WAFA that Israeli soldiers, stationed at al-Kafriyyat checkpoint, south of Tulkarem, opened fire at Omar Asrawi 22, and killed him on the spot, and blew his body up by a robot.

"After killing Asrawi, the soldiers prevented Palestinian ambulance to evacuated him. Then they used a robot and blew up his body," eyewitness told WAFA reporter. ...

Voice of Palestine radio did mention the knife, but aggrandized the attacker as a "heroic martyr."

Meanwhile, both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei have reemphasized their calls for the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel — widely understood to mean the destruction of Israel via demographic means.

Will the media again overlook this incitement?

Posted by GI at May 16, 2005 10:08 PM