Palestinian Authority Claims ‘Jewish Thieves’ Responsible for Kim Kardashian Robbery
JNS.org — Official Palestinian Authority (PA) television has claimed that “Jewish thieves” were responsible for the Kim Kardashian jewelry heist, following media reports that 17 suspects had been arrested.
PA program “Palestine This Morning” featured an interview Thursday with “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas, who said, according to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch, an organization that monitors Palestinian incitement in traditional and social media:
It turns out that they are Jews. That is what is written — it’s not me who says they are thieves. That is written in [Israeli daily] Yedioth Ahronoth, it’s not from me. It says “Jews.” They are thieves. In other words — they steal lands here too, no? But the engagement ring worth $5 million could not be found. They did not find it. The Jews hid it and turned it into something else.
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The actual Yedioth Ahronoth article stated that Kardashian’s driver and his brother, who may be Jews, had been apprehended with 15 other individuals in connection with the October 2016 theft of about $10 million in jewelry from Kardashian’s hotel room during Paris Fashion Week.
The PA television program used this “as an opportunity to generalize that all Jews are ‘thieves,’” PMW said Friday.
“PA TV’s reporting demonstrates that antisemitism is so fundamental to PA ideology that even a single mention of two Jews anywhere in the world in a negative context is all that is needed to launch another PA antisemitic rant,” said PMW.