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March 24, 2016 7:39 pm

In Aftermath of Brussels Bombings, Palestinian Authority Sources Say Europe ‘Getting Taste of Its Own Poison’

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A cartoon in the official PA daily, blaming the West for the Brussels bombings and global terrorism in general. Photo: Palestinian Media Watch.

A cartoon in the official PA daily, blaming the West for the Brussels bombings and global terrorism in general. Photo: Palestinian Media Watch.

A cartoon appearing in the Palestinian Authority press on Wednesday provided a pictorial expression of the PA’s take on the Brussels bombings, which left at least 34 people dead and hundreds wounded earlier this week, an Israel-based watchdog reported on Thursday.

According to a Palestinian Media Watch report, the cartoon, published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, shows a Westerner holding a cauldron of blood/detonator attached to sticks of dynamite near a sign reading “the Middle East,” with the caption: “Those who prepare the poison will taste it themselves, and today Europe is having a taste of what it prepared with its own hands.”

The sentiment that the West brought global terrorism on itself was expressed more fully in the immediate aftermath of the Brussels suicide bombings by the spokesman of the PA Security Forces.

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Adnan Al-Damiri posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday: “While we condemn and denounce terrorist acts everywhere in the world, we Arabs are the ones who have been most severely burned by the fire of terror, which has been created and exported by the US and Europe since the Arab Jihad fighters in Afghanistan, and before that by exporting the Jewish terror to Palestine, supporting it and justifying it. Today, Europe is being burnt by its [the terror’s] fire in its airports and squares. I do not gloat but feel pain over every innocent soul that was killed, but those who prepare the poison will taste it themselves, and today Europe is having a taste of what it prepared with its own hands. Unless you fight terror everywhere, first and foremost in Palestine, since the [Israeli] occupation is the ugliest form of terror, as well as in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan — you will be burnt by its fire, and terror has no religion.”

Al-Damiri’s reference to “Jewish terror in Palestine” comes in the midst of what some have been calling a lone-wolf intifada — a thus-far six-month terror spree perpetrated by knife-wielding, car-ramming and rifle-armed Palestinians against Israelis. Israel holds the PA responsible for encouraging this violence through incitement in mosques, schools and the media – and has appealed to social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to forbid the posting of anti-Israel, antisemitic and violent material.

Earlier this month, it was the YouTube channel of Palestinian Media Watch that got removed. But, following two days of complaints from followers, the page was reinstated.

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  • ebenezer samuel

    This generation of deluded, blind and misinformed political leaders of the European Union will never hear the hissing of the Snake or see the poison in his fangs. They feed the snake with their money. Defend the Snake at the United Nation with their clout and veto powers while the beast carries out his agenda of annihilation of the only antidote, Isreal.

  • Jonah

    Europe is getting a taste of Hilliary and Obamas poisoning. Let the liberals have their way and it will not be long before you will not have to worry about them anymore, Isis will see to that. I hope Cameron has learned his lesson before its to late. You do not warship at the alter of Obama. Oh, and by the way, if you haven’t noticed it us to late.

  • Sofia B

    Palestinian news and their government have one big nerve, self-serving and being the saintly martyrs of their own bunch of murdering thugs.

    Holding Israel responsible for all the ills of their people is simply too much to bear – they are gloating over the killings of the innocent victims in Europe while offering their condolences – yet saying, they are getting a taste of their own medicine.

    I hope one day the world will awaken and realize that Israel is the one and only Democracy in the Middle East that has given so much to the rest of the world.

  • Who would expect Palestinians to make any decent comment in response to terrorism?

  • Jack

    It is often odd how revisionists’ find ways to see history to support the ‘truth’ they wish to convey.
    Jews and Christians filled the area that is now “Israel”, as found in the old and new scripture.
    Indeed, the Profit Mohamed was a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, even tho separated by six centuries in time.
    But the ilk of ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, the P.A. would have people believe otherwise.
    So now the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida finds it necessary to be revisionist. It’s philosophy is strictly based in chauvinism, which is contrary to the teachings of all three faiths, (Islam, Christianity and Judaism).
    That is why they react with such fear and force in their hatred of all the west, not just Israel.
    They are apostate to all three of the monotheistic religions, but fail to realize the fact.
    It is an odd dichotomy that we find a need to pray for their souls while we police them.

    • Jack

      Further, that Al-Hayat Al-Jadida finds it necessary to mis-appropriate history to perpetuate the belief that because of their religious philosophy the are allowed to run rank and ruin over the world, not just the region, that will eventually cause the world to react in the most negative way possible.
      The cancer that is violent jihadist philosophy is a sign of primitive ethics at best, and psychotic behavior in reality.
      Eventually it will only be solved with time, money and a lot of patience.
      The west will win, not because it is the west, but because once the seed of truth is planted it always grows to fruition.
      And the west is infinitely more bent to the truth at this point in history

  • Eric R.

    It’s Europe we’re talking about here.

    This sewer of unrepentant Nazi Jew-hatred will find a way to blame the Jews for this attack, just like they blamed the Paris attacks on the Jews.

  • Myron Slater

    The social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, need too take responsibility for its sites not encourage antisemitic, anti-Israel and violent material. The alternative is for people to boycott these sites!

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  • Pearl

    Gee, I knew it was our fault. It’s ALWAYS the Jews who cause terror & destruction. Never the poor misguided Arabs. After 70 years anti-Semitism at its finest. The world has learned nothing from the brutal killing of Jews, Christians, gypsies, and others. The killings continue by Muslim terrorist ,but it’s easy to blame the scapegoat, the Jews.
    Wake up world or the destruction will be on your heads!

  • It will take the moral and political will that will likely include penalties extending to the murderes’ associations and extended family of such magnitude as to be a significant deterrent to these savages.

  • Jacqueline Burns

    Unbelievable that they can even try to claim that that the Israelis are perpertrating this sort of action against Palestinians when Israel is merely protecting its citizens AGAINST Palestinian & other Arab terrorists!

  • nat cheiman

    PA Security forces & its media are hallucinating.Terror does in fact have a religion.

  • Errol Kelly

    The arabs from Palestine murder Israelis daily whether by knife, gun, vehicle, body bomb or iranian supplied rockets. The IDF respond where and when possible. With all this terror against the israeli people, the worlds press stays silent. However the israelis are going to reply sooner rather than later. They will send in the worlds best army, the IDF, and slowly but surely dismantle the arab terrorist machine. Then the biased western media will squeal like scaulded pigs in defence of the poor terrorists. When they are finished and withdraw the warmongering Iranians and Saudis will rearm the palestinans. It willthen all start over again until Israel says enough, and leave a permanent occupant force in palestine. Once again the biased western press will scream, but no mention as to WHY, the Israelis took that action.

  • tiki

    The army of EU do gooders swallow this garbage like sweet honey…..especially the part of Israel and it’s “ugliest form of terror”.

  • What? Did anybody expect outrage from the Palestinians? They dance in their streets and rejoice at the death and horror of their deeds. Ever see a Muslim weep over the death of innocent victims? It is, however, amazing that there are no or (very few) Muslim victims. How do they know where not to go?

  • Peter Joffe

    Arabs are the best at blaming everyone else for their own atrocities. When one finger points forwards, three point backwards. Islam is the leader of these murderers who are prepared to die for their Allah. I have not seen any good that Allah is responsible for.

  • Dr Alan J Citrin

    As long as the president of the United States is more sympathetic to the Communist and Radical Jihadi causes than he is to Democracy and Freedom, the free world is in serious jeopardy of being destroyed. See the film ‘2016’ and you’ll understand the extreme danger that freedom loving people across the globe are in. If we get the next election wrong, the planet will be teetering on the edge of anialation.

  • Tony trenton

    Stop funding the terrorist PA !!!

  • Isaac Brajtman

    There will never be an end to terrorism by Moslems until the Moslems of the world come out and condem the terrorist organisations,close down all places run by Moslems who preach hate and reward terrorism,unidentifiy themselves from these religious fanatics who are reading the Koran as it was read hundreds of years ago without understanding that the world has moved on since them and the contents referred to ancient times.
    We must do away with freedom of speech that incites hate and lock up all who take part in marches with hate banners.
    Where there are no go zones occupied by Moslems, send in the army and destroy the areas and send all the troublemakers to another country where they can happily fight amongst themselves.
    The most important thing really for Islam to be accepted as the great religion it really is, is for the world Moslems to come out and condem these mind distorted thugs and do the reeducation

  • stevenl

    EU gets a kick in the behind for supporting the Pal without eliminating Israel. U call that Islamic gratitude. The EU won’t get it.

  • Nancy Brenner

    So, this is the moderates that Obama & Biden brag about? Delusional – all of them.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Time for the Europeans to stop writing checks for the Palestinians?

  • Ephraim

    It is too bad that Europe is so enmeshed with Jew hatred, it refuses to see the truth in what these savages actually want. When Europe, as we know it, no longer exists, perhaps the survivors will recall such unmitigated barbarity as expressed by the ‘moderate’ PA, to which it donates billions.

  • gary vidor

    I find this very ironic and confusing ! ON the one hand the PA is blaming Europe and their attitudes towards the Arabs and PA whilst on the other hand European governments and the EU are declaring their support for a “Palestinian State ” s
    Note European Governments are also funding in the 100 s of million so called ‘humanitarian ” NGO s that work to destroy Israel

    I guess by supporting a Palestinian state and not bombing the shit out of ISIS in the first place and letting these extreme Islamist grow in size and confidence European Governments are getting what they deserve and to some degree are responsible for the terror and tradgedy occuring in their countries
    I do feel for those very much that were wounded or those families that lost people but until tghese governments wake up and stop the rot re condemning Israel ,their only true reliable and trustworthy friend in the middle east ,as well as funding NGO s such as Tayush,NIF ,Breaking the Silence they unfortunately will i believe continue to be hit by these crazy people
    I note that the cureent US administration has a lot to answer as well and look forward to seeing a change

  • daniel sebold

    If we could just get the little Muslim and Christian kids to act like Japanese kids in school and bring their Bentu lunch boxes to school, wear cute little shorts and study hard in math and science when they go home, we could get rid of Islamic and Christian extremism in one generation

  • SteveHC

    I hope the PA conveyed that very same message directly to Federica Mogherini…

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