Palestinian Authority Compares Israel to ISIS, Blames Mossad for Paris Attacks
The Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah movement responded to Friday’s six coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris by drawing a false comparison between Israel and ISIS, and blaming the Jewish state for the horrific attacks, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Sunday.
Fatah on Saturday posted an image on Twitter showing the Palestinian flag next to the flags of Russia, Lebanon and France, with the caption: “Terror is terror.” The flags refer to recent ISIS terror attacks that took place in and against these countries, including last month’s explosion on a Russian plane in Egypt that killed 224 people.
Fatah, headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas, claimed that Israel is carrying out the same kind of terrorism against Palestinians that ISIS committed in Paris and in Egypt. The group wrote on Twitter, “Terror is terror and we condemn all terror. Be it destroying houses in Nablus and killing our children by Israel or hitting a Russian plane over Egypt. The Paris attacks are criminal acts done by coward terrorists.”
Fatah also posted a statement from its spokesperson in Europe, who indicated that Israel is really to blame for the Paris attacks because it “breeds violence in the entire world,” PMW reported.
On Sunday, the official PA daily newspaper published a report blaming the Mossad, and its “octopus arms,” for the attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and injured over 350. The writer said it is not a coincidence that “human blood was exploded in Paris” at the same time that “certain European sanctions” are being implemented.” The reporter referred to the European Union’s recent decision to approve guidelines that require member states to stop carrying the “Made in Israel” label for products made in Judea and Samaria, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
The reporter also claimed Israel is benefiting from the Paris attacks, which served the “goals” of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who “hides in his soul enough evil to burn the world,” PMW reported.
The PA daily reiterated Fatah’s libel that Israel is like ISIS by publishing a cartoon showing an Israeli decapitating the Al-Aqsa Mosque next to an ISIS terrorist beheading a hostage. Both are working at the same time and with the same sword.
WAFA, the official PA news agency, reported that Abbas condemned the terror attacks, but then reiterated Fatah’s statement by pinning the violence on Israel.
Palestinian National Council member Bassam Abu Sharif also blamed Israel for the attacks in Paris, according to PMW. He criticized US and Western leaders for not taking a stand against Israel and the “Zionists,” and implied that the West had a hand in the attacks, because it has “used terror organizations before” to carry out Israel’s and their own “schemes” in the Middle East.