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February 14, 2018 5:37 pm

The Lies the Palestinians Tell Themselves — and the World

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Reuters/Osman Orsal.

Every week, Rami Hamdallah, the “prime minister” of the Palestinian Authority (PA) — a person who has no real power — has a cabinet meeting where pronouncements are made, and nothing is actually done.

But the statements do show how much the PA likes to fool itself, and its own people.

This week, the statements included:

The Israeli government will pass a law to impose Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank, annexing settlement blocs, and retaining the Jordan Valley. The Judaization and uprooting confirms the insistence of the Israeli government to renounce all agreements between the parties, a clear expression of its unwillingness to peace or any intention to reach a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Israel has tried to negotiate, but it is the Palestinians who refuse. Israel has shown willingness to compromise; the Palestinians haven’t. But the lies continue:

Taking such a step would not only be the end of the two-state solution, but the end of any hope for peace, and would have repercussions for the entire region.

I am still astounded that these regular threats — couched in terms of warnings — aren’t recognized as such by the West.

And let me remind you of how seriously the Palestinians take the “two state solution” that they insist they want:

The Council saluted our people to continue expressing their rejection of the unjust American decision and condemned the serious Israeli escalation of the occupation against our defenseless people, which led in recent days to the martyrdom of a number of Palestinian citizens and the occurrence of dozens of injuries, in addition to the wide circle of raids and incursions.

This “salute” includes the two Palestinians who stabbed two rabbis to death — which is what prompted the raids and arrests. Of course, the Palestinian leadership tacitly supports such murders.

The Council condemned the draft racist law submitted by the Minister of the Israeli war, “Avigdor Lieberman,” deducting the allocations of prisoners and families of the martyrs, from the funds of the Palestinian clearing.

Yes, the PA is defending paying terrorists and their families — and says that anyone who disagrees is a “racist.”

The Council also condemned the Israeli intention to allow humanitarian aid to be provided by the international institutions to the Gaza Strip while continuing its unjust siege for the eleventh year in a row. … It bears full responsibility for the suffering of our people in the Gaza Strip.

Unreal. The PA, which only allowed Israel to restore electricity to Gaza when threatened by Israel, is complaining when Israel allows humanitarian aid into Gaza — and blames Israel for the situation there, a situation that the PA has been actively exacerbating for the past year!

If only there was a truly free Palestinian media. If only there were journalists on the ground who had the guts to report on the truth (outside of a few Israelis.) If only there was a real opposition movement that truly wanted peace.

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