The Palestinians Are Constantly Calling Everything a ‘Declaration of War’
The Palestinian Authority strongly condemned the Knesset on Tuesday for passing into law a bill proposal to deduct terrorists’ salaries from roughly $130 million in monthly tax revenues Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority [PA], defining the move as “a declaration of war on the Palestinian people.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said the PA considered the law a “red line” and threatened that its implementation would lead to “harsh Palestinian decisions.”
Sounds like a big deal, right?
In March, the same Nabil Abu Rudeineh said that a proposal in Congress to cut aid to the PA was a “declaration of war” against the Palestinians.
In January, he also said that a vote in the Knesset on Jerusalem residents’ voting rights was a “declaration of war against the Palestinian people.”
And it isn’t only Redeineh.
In December, the Palestinian National Council said that a Likud decision about the territories was a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.
Also in December, the PLO said that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a declaration of war against the Palestinians
In September, a PLO member said that, in general, Israel has declared war against the Palestinian people.
In May 2017, a proposed law in the Knesset declaring Israel a Jewish state was also called a “declaration of war” by the PLO.
And in 2014, a brief closure of the Temple Mount was called a “declaration of war” by Mahmoud Abbas.
This is pretty consistent. The PLO has learned that they can manipulate public opinion with hyperbole, so they use it all the time. And too many clueless diplomats and journalists take them seriously, no matter how many times they are shown to be full of hot air.
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