Saturday, May 26, 2012

Op-Ed in PA daily calls for destruction of, really

I will ask again; how many times must our enemies tell us what they are going to do before we take them seriously and plan for the eventuality?

Apparently, we can't count that high.

From PMW May 24 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

PA daily op-ed expresses hope for Israel's destruction
An op-ed in the official PA daily published on May 15, the anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel, reiterated the Palestinian Authority's consistent denial of Israel's right to exist and its hope and expectation for Israel's destruction.

In the op-ed, Israel's establishment is demonized:
"The greatest theft in history... the most criminal act that humanity has ever seen... [the establishment of a] fascist state upon the ruins of the Palestinian people, which has suffered the greatest and ugliest ethnic cleansing known to modern history."
The op-ed continues with the anticipation of Israel's destruction:
"We remember you, all of Palestine. You are present within us... until we return to you, oh Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa, all of historical Palestine... and all the temporary ones [Israelis] will go away... May their [Israeli] independence collapse, and may Palestine come back to life."
Significantly, the writer of this op-ed is not a regular staff writer of the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, which may indicate that the editors accepted this op-ed for publication because of its content.

Palestinian Media Watch reported in March of this year that the Minister of Social Affairs Majida Al-Masri also expressed the destruction of Israel as the goal of the PA:

"We demand that everyone push ahead with reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] and to end the state of division, so that we will be able to stand against the occupation, to halt its activities against our prisoners, and to turn to the struggle to liberate Palestine -all of Palestine."

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