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Al Jazeera Coverage Praises, Justifies Wave of Stabbing Attacks Across Israel

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A knife used in a stabbing attack in Israel. Photo: American Friends of Magen David Adom.

A knife used in a stabbing attack in Israel. Photo: American Friends of Magen David Adom.

Two reports published recently by Al Jazeera about the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis blatantly praise and justify the violence.

One report, published on Friday, lists the “most prominent stabbing attacks against Israelis over the past year,” referring to them as the “result of the repeated aggression against the Palestinians and against the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Another report, from Thursday — titled, “The War of Knives… Palestinian Victory for Their Holy Sites” — opens with: “Palestinian youth have found no alternative to the knife as a means to express their anger over the aggression of the Israeli occupation and the settlers against their holy sites and their people’s blood, particularly in light of the refusal of the Arab world and Palestinian factions to cooperate in the battle of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, which is being waged individually by Jerusalemite [Palestinians].”

The article cites the attack committed last Saturday by Muhannad Halabi — the 19-year-old Ramallah resident and law student at Jerusalem’s Al-Quds University, who killed two Israeli men and wounded the wife and baby of one of them — and brands him a “martyr.”

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It quotes Arab political analysts and experts who justify the widespread terror attacks as responses to “the murder of the Dawabsheh family [whose house was burned down, allegedly by Israeli Jews] and the incursions into Al-Aqsa,” as well as the behavior of IDF soldiers at checkpoints.

The pundits claim that young people are taking the initiative, because the main Palestinian factions are refusing to act against Israeli abuses. They characterize the attacks as instances of Palestinian “individual self-defense.”


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