PA Daily: murder to stop international event in Jerusalem commemorating Holocaust

January 20, 2020 by TPS
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Over 40 world leaders, including US Vice President Mike Pence, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emanuel Macron and the UK’s Prince Charles will convene in Jerusalem this week to commemorate the 75thanniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and to discuss the war on global Anti-Semitism.

Fatah supporters Gazan women holding the flags of the Fatah movement and pictures of Yasser Arafat, during a rally in Gaza City, marking 15 years since the death of Yasser Arafat, founder and leader of Fatah. Gaza, Nov 9, 2019. Photo by Majdi Fathi/TPS

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is feverishly working to prepare the largest diplomatic event in the country’s history while an official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily has published an op-ed calling for murder to cancel the international gathering, the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported Sunday.

In a piece published Saturday, Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the PA-controlled Al-Hayat Al Jadida wrote that “one shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.”

Before calling for murder, Rabah criticized the international community for recognizing that the “Jews’ Holocaust is terrible” while accepting as “insignificant, beautiful, [and] spectacular” what he called the “Palestinian holocaust by Israel that still continues.”

Rabah warned that “it can be assumed that they [the Palestinians] will resist the ceremony being held in Jerusalem itself, as Jerusalem is theirs.”

His suggested solution to stopping the international ceremony from taking place is murder.

Itamar Marcus, director of PMW stated that “it is scandalous that the PA is allowing its official daily to call for murder to achieve a political goal.”

“Whereas we are used to hearing the PA call for the killing of Israelis for political purposes, here the implicit targets could be any of those world leaders who are honouring the memory of the Holocaust victims by their presence in Jerusalem,” he cautioned.

He called on the international community to “reject the Palestinian Authority for promoting terror the same way it has rejected ISIS [the Islamic State terror organization] and Hamas for promoting terror. The perfect time to do so is this week, to show that the world is implementing the important lessons of history.”

TPS

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