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April 09, 2013

Aren't Glorification of Terrorism and a Hamas Unity Government Obstacles to Peace?

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Media Watch exposes the continued glorification of violence and terrorism against Israeli Jews on Fatah's facebook page. Even while the media routinely casts Fatah, the movement to which President Mahmoud Abbas belongs, as the "moderate" wing of the Palestinians and a reliable peace partner for Israel, Fatah continues to memorialize the perpetrators of anti-Jewish terrorism on the anniversary of their attacks. According to Palestinian Media Watch:

17 year-old Ayyat Al-Akhras became the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber, when she killed 3 and wounded 28 Israelis in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. On the 11th anniversary of the attack, Fatah chose to glorify her as a hero for Palestinians, calling her the "Bride of Palestine" on Fatah's Facebook page.

Other suicide bombers and their actions are similarly celebrated. But the push for peace negotiations moves forward, while the less than "moderate" stance of Israel's peace partner is ignored.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian Authority official has announced that PA President Abbas will be meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Mesha'al later this week in Doha to discuss the formation of a unity government with Hamas, a terrorist entity.

What does US Secretary of State Kerry, who is currently in the region to push the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward, say to all of this? According to the PA official, the US appears to have softened its opposition to unity between Fatah and Hamas.

Don't glorification of terrorism and Fatah-Hamas unity constitute obstacles to peace? Apparently not, so long as the media plays along by glossing over and ignoring the inconvenient facts that cannot be blamed on Israel.

Posted by RH at April 9, 2013 11:07 AM


When did the terrorists ever have to create anything? When did the PA or Hamas ever prove they are capable or wanting of self-governance that doesn't include a one state solution and the dissolution of the Israeli State Jewish Homeland to serve under Islam and sharia law?
When did people in the West become so gullible?

Posted by: jeb stuart at April 12, 2013 03:02 PM

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