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August 25, 2016

Palestinian Libels: Dumb and Dumber

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Abbas Zaki pictured with colleague Mahmoud Abbas

For years, the Palestinians, including Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority and Fatah party, have incited the Palestinian public to violence and murder by spreading libels against Israel. These libels range from old chestnuts like Israeli Jews planning to destroy Muslim holy sites, echoing the 1920's libels by Grand Mufti Haj Amin al Husseini that resulted in the gruesome massacres of Jews in Hebron and Safed, to such absurdities as Israel supplying Palestinian youth with drugs or aphrodisiac chewing gum to corrupt them.

And the libels have become increasingly absurd. Palestinian Media Watch describes the latest anti-Israel accusations by Fatah and PLO officials and they are astonishing in their stupidity. For example, in the official PA daily newspaper, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki accused Israeli dentists of injecting Palestinian terrorist Na'im Al-Shawamreh with muscular dystrophy when he was incarcerated in an Israeli prison.

Of course, anyone with a smattering of medical knowledge knows that muscular dystrophy arises from mutations in the genes that code for the protein necessary to build and repair muscles. In other words, it is an inherited disorder, not an acquired one, even though some forms of the disease manifest themselves only in adulthood. Shawamreh, whose disease manifested itself during his incarceration, died three years after his release from prison. But Zaki and his colleagues who resort to such obviously dumb libels care little about facts when it comes to defaming Israel.

Even dumber is the theory expressed on PA State TV by PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Ahmed Majdalani that Israel is distributing guns to Palestinians so that they can fight amongst themselves.

Dumbest, however, are the dupes who believe these absurdities.

Posted by RH at August 25, 2016 12:07 PM

Comments

And even more outrageous is that this stupidity is very dangerous!

Posted by: Anonymous at September 1, 2016 10:34 AM

The charge Israel would be behind any attempt to destroy the Mosque is absurd. Even though the Palestinians continue to desecrate and destroy every Jewish artifact and sometimes Christian artifacts and relics as well as sacred sites they can place their hands on.
It probably occurs to the Palestinians, from their point of view, their sites should be destroyed in retaliation, because that is how they think.
Another aspect is the fact history is replete with instances when false claims the Mosque was being defiled resulted in pogroms against Jews like yelling fire in a crowded theater except murder and looting not a bad prank is the intent.
That Israelis seek to destroy the Mosque is a specious accusation born solely out of what radical Islamists would do if they were wearing Israeli's sandals.

Posted by: jeb stuart at September 3, 2016 09:59 AM

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