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In his UN speech, Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority used the word “peace” twenty-eight times. “We believe in peace,” he said. But what sort of peace he believes in is another matter.
Abbas began his statehood campaign with the “Mother of Martyrs,” a mother of seven imprisoned terrorists, four of them murderers, two of whom were involved in suicide bombings, one of whom was a member of Hamas.
One of her sons, Nasser Abu Hmeid, specialized in decapitating fellow Arab-Muslims who were enemies of Fatah. Hmeid had been jailed for murdering nine Arabs, and was released in 1999 as part of a peace deal. He joined the Palestinian police forces as an “interrogator” and then moved on to the notorious Tanzim unit, which was responsible for numerous murders of Israeli civilians. Two years later, Israel finally arrested him and shoved him back into prison.
This is the real face of the proposed Palestinian state. A brutal totalitarian regime funded by US money and dedicated to the murder of political opponents and the genocide of the Jewish people.
Abbas speaks of peace at the UN — “We extend our hands to the Israeli government and the Israeli people for peace-making” — but to the home crowd, the message is quite different.
On Al-Jazeera, Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki explained the reasoning:
When we say that the settlement should be based upon these borders, President Abbas understands, we understand and everyone knows that the greater goal cannot be accomplished in one go. If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, evacuates the 650,000 settlers, and dismantles the wall — what will become of Israel? It will come to an end.
If we say that we want to wipe Israel out… it’s not acceptable policy to say so. Don’t say these things to the world. Keep it to yourself.
But many of his compatriots aren’t keeping it to themselves. A recent poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion showed that while Hamas’ popularity isn’t as high as it used to be, the vast majority of Palestinian Arabs agree with its genocidal charter.
80 percent of respondents agreed with the statement:
For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave… reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory prevails.
73 percent agreed with the genocidal Hadith quoted in the Hamas charter:
“The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”
While a majority was in favor of diplomatic negotiations, it was also against two states for two peoples. The majority favored a one-state solution that would destroy Israel and opposed a two-state solution that would allow them to coexist side by side. And by a factor of two to one, they agreed with the statement that: “The real goal should be to start with two states but then move to it all being one Palestinian state.”
When three quarters of the population believes that there is a religious mandate to kill the Jews, it follows that two thirds will believe that negotiations are only a means of achieving the destruction of Israel.
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