Official PA News Agency Cites Ban Ki-Moon to Justify Terror Attacks
Here’s how the official Wafa news agency reported yesterday’s terror attack:
Three Palestinians have been fatally shot by Israeli police in Jerusalem, after they purportedly attacked with gunfire and knives Israeli policemen outside Bab al-Amoud Gate in Jerusalem, seriously injuring two Israeli policewomen, according to local sources.
An Israeli police report stated that two policewomen were seriously wounded in the gunfire and stabbing attacks carried out by three Palestinians identified as Ahmad Rajeh Zakarneh, Mohammad Ahmad Kmail, and Ahmad Najeh Abur-Rob.
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WAFA correspondent said that, shortly after the incident, Israeli police sealed off Bab al-Amoud area, along with all the gates of Jerusalem’s Old City. Police reportedly attacked Palestinian locals present there with teargas canisters and stun grenades. [This seems to be made up – EoZ]
On January 26th, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it was “human nature” for Palestinians to react violently to Israel’s nearly 50-year military occupation.
Speaking at the UN Security Council’s Middle East debate, Ban said the new year had begun as 2015 ended, “with unacceptable levels of violence and a polarized public discourse across the spectrum in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.”
He added that Israeli security measures were failing to “address the profound sense of alienation and despair driving some Palestinians – especially young people.”
I guess that they didn’t read Ban’s NYT op-ed where he claimed he was in no way justifying terror attacks.
Or perhaps they did, and understood him perfectly.