From Arafat and Abbas to Hamas: Lying and Crying for Terror

arDear President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon:

Save yourselves lots of time, anguish and jet fuel, by learning a short saying in Arabic that sums up the current crisis in Gaza.

“Darabni wa-baka, sabaqni wa-ishtaka.”

It is a rhyme in Arabic that means:

“He hit me and quickly cried: ‘He attacked me,’ he lied.”

It aptly describes the way Palestinian thugs and leaders—from the PLO’s Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas to the maniacs of Hamas—attack or try to cheat someone and then rush to complain about being beaten up or victimized.

It is a form of misconduct perfected by Yasser Arafat. It is why other Arabs distrust the Palestinians and see them as hypocritical and ungrateful cry-babies.

ARAFAT’S MOTTO: Hit hard, complain harder:

This pattern began in 1967 when PLO chief Arafat slipped into Jordan, disguised in women’s clothing, asking refuge from King Hussein. Within two years, Arafat and his terrorist colleagues had taken over the country, directing traffic in Amman and blowing up hijacked planes in Jordan’s airports.

At the last minute, King Hussein rallied his army and saved his country. Arafat and his thugs cried and wailed how the King massacred Palestinians in the “Black September” of 1970. Then, they ran to Lebanon where they took over another country, brutalizing all who stood in their way:  Christians, Druze, Shiite and Sunni moderates.

Until Arafat and the PLO came to Lebanon, it was called “The Switzerland of the Middle East”—an imperfect democracy that usually worked.

Arafat fixed that.

The PLO destroyed Lebanon’s delicate balance and frail democracy, sparking a Muslim-Christian civil war.

For 12 years, Arafat and his colleagues ceaselessly attacked Israel from the refuge of Lebanon, using rockets, mortars and cross-border terror raids, killing hundreds, storing their arms in UN schools or neighborhood houses.

Does that sound familiar?

In June 1982, after the PLO broke ceasefires brokered by US officials (including a Palestinian attack on an Israeli ambassador), Israel evicted Arafat from Lebanon.

Arafat cried and lied about “Israel’s inhumanity.” Western media echoed his words. The Lebanese Red Cross (Crescent) run by Yasser Arafat’s brother, Fathi, said Israel had massacred thousands, and had made 600,000 homeless in southern Lebanon (a number larger than the entire population of that region).

Forced out of Jordan and then Lebanon, the PLO went to Tunisia, sometimes pretending that it had changed its wicked ways. Naïve “peace activists” in the US and Israel coached Arafat to say the word “peace” in English and French. It worked.

Arafat managed to fool Israel, and, in 1993, it signed “The Oslo Accords,” which Arafat immediately violated, smuggling arms into Gaza and the West Bank.

Within months, Arafat’s Fatah group and Hamas were both competing who could hurt Israel more with shootings and suicide attacks.

In 1996 Arafat launched his own “Tunnel War” against Israel, claiming an Israeli archeological dig in Jerusalem was a conspiracy to collapse the Al-Aqsa Mosque. About 20 Israelis and 50 Palestinians died in Arafat’s Tunnel War.

In 2000, Ehud Barak offered Arafat almost all the West Bank and all of Gaza. Arafat refused, launching another war he called The Al-Aqsa Intifada. He claimed the Arabs were attacked by Ariel Sharon who allegedly “desecrated” the Al-Aqsa Mosque with his shoes. Again Arafat lied, and again hundreds died.

In 2005, Israel removed its army and all 10,000 of its own citizens from Gaza—hoping the move would be seen as another peace gesture. One hundred per cent of Gaza was put in the hands of Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat’s successor as PLO chief. But Gazans saw Abbas as weak, and the power of the rival Hamas movement grew.

Abbas tried to hold Gaza by promising Hamas (Fatah Day Speech—January 1, 2005)   that they could all join their rifles together in attacking al-Ikhitilal al-Isra’ili–“The Israeli Occupation”—a code-word for Israel itself.

US Secretary of State Condi Rice ignored Israeli pleas that Hamas—which swore Israel’s destruction—not be allowed to run in the 2006 Palestinian elections. Rice now admits her mistake, but it is too late.

Hamas fastened an iron grip on Gaza. Its thugs literally threw Abbas supporters out of the windows of government buildings in Gaza. Hamas began building and smuggling rockets, as well as digging tunnels into Israel for a future war. Hamas forced children, whose bodies are small and flexible, to dig at the point of gun.

More than 160 children died digging for Hamas, according to a Palestinian journal. CNN and The New York Times did not report it. UN Human Rights Commission did NOT object. Mahmoud Abbas did NOT file complaints to the International Court of Justice, where he loves to lodge complaints against “Israeli inhumanity.”

Abbas and Turkish Islamist dictator Recep Erdogan complained that Israel—which supplied cheap or free electricity and water to Gaza—was trying to “starve” Gaza, by trying to supervise a quarantine of illicit items for the Hamas war machine.

But you do not need to remember all of this history.

Just remember the Arabic saying: “Darabni wa-baka, sabaqni wa-ishtaka” and it means: “He hit me and cried: ‘He attacked me,’ he lied.”

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  • Eliezer

    Israeli peace proposal: Shoot a rocket at a Jew and die!

  • ShalomAlbeit

    the city of hama’s should burn to the ground, the gaza terrorist orginization fakes dead babys and shows it to the world, where is the justice for the jews, where is our fake dead babys!!!! JUSTICE?????? hmmm???

    • vetipie

      your post is delusional, you also need a therapist

    • Craig

      Yeah, you have real issues, possibly bordering on psychotic

  • swemson

    Not only do the leaders of Islam lie to non-Muslims, but they lie to their own people as well… The modern Israeli / Palestinian conflict of the past 60 or so years, is based on the lie that the Israeli’s are occupying arab land. In fact the arab leaders told their own people to leave their land in Israel prior to their commencement of this conflict in 1948.

    According to “Battleground: Fact & Fantasy in Palestine” by Shmuel Katz who wrote in 1973:

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    “The fabrication can probably most easily be seen in the simple circumstance that at the time the alleged cruel expulsion of Arabs by Zionists was in progress, it passed unnoticed. Foreign newspapermen who covered the war of 1948 on both sides did, indeed, write about the flight of the Arabs, but even those most hostile to the Jews saw nothing to suggest that it was not voluntary.

    In the three months during which the major part of the flight took place – April, May, and June 1948 – the London Times, at that time [openly] hostile to Zionism, published eleven leading articles on the situation in Palestine in addition to extensive news reports and articles. In none was there even a hint of the charge that the Zionists were, driving the Arabs from their homes.

    More interesting still, no Arab spokesman mentioned the subject. At the height of the flight, on April 27, Jamat Husseini, the Palestine Arabs’ chief representative at the United Nations, made a long political statement, which was not lacking in hostility toward the Zionists; he did not mention refugees. Three weeks later (while the flight was still in progress), the Secretary General of the Arab League, Azzam Pasha, made a fiercely worded political statement on Palestine; it contained not a word about refugees.

    The Arab refugees were not driven from Palestine by anyone. The vast majority left, whether of their own free will or at the orders or exhortations of their leaders, always with the same reassurance that their departure would help in the war against Israel. Attacks by Palestinian Arabs on the Jews had begun two days after the United Nations adopted its decision of November 29, 1947, to divide western Palestine into an Arab and a Jewish state. The seven neighboring Arab states Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Egypt then prepared to invade the country as soon as the birth of the infant State of Israel was announced.

    Their victory was certain, they claimed, but it would be speeded and made easier if the local Arab population got out of the way. The refugees would come back in the wake of the victorious Arab armies and not only recover their own property but also inherit the houses and farms of the vanquished and annihilated Jews. Between December 1, 1947, and May 15, 1948, the clash was largely between bands of local Arabs, aided by the disintegrating British authority, and the Jewish fighting organizations.”

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    The entire 1,300+ year history of Islam is based on lies and inhuman brutality. After all this time, we should have learned that there’s no way to fix it. The only rational thing for civilized people to do is to treat it the same way we treat the ebola virus and try to eradicate it completely.

    Of course there’s no way that we can do that, and therefore the only rational thing for us to do is to respond to every instance of Islamic terrorism with totally DISPROPORTIONAL and overwhelming force. If we have to wipe Islam off the face of the earth, then so be it. They will have brought it upon themselves, and the earth will be a better place when they’re gone…

    Obama and all his fellow supporters of Islam wail about what a magnificent and old culture it is an how important it is to the world for Islam to survive. But the truth is, that as Dennis Miller said, the only thing they’ve contributed to the advancement of the human race is algebra… ( and btw: thanks a lot for that ! )

    We need to immediately stop all further immigration of Muslims into the USA, and do everything within our power to deport all the ones that are already here.

    The Europeans are just waking up to the reality of how their attempts at multiculturalism have failed. It’s probably too late for Europe. Hopefully, if we get rid of all the Muslims in America, it may not be too late for us.

    We should start by deporting one Muslim in particular, who happens to be living illegally in the USA, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, in Washington DC !

    fs

    • IslamDownpressesHumanity

      The Pythagorean theorem is an algebraic equation a^2 + b^2 = c^2 and it existed centuries before islam even existed. So how could it have existed before the muslims did?

    • vetipie

      you need a therapist

      • IslamDownpressesHumanity

        At least your two brain cells don’t.

        • vetipie

          hahaha. Seriously get some help.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s important to remember that for all his mass murder and stagecraft, the ‘palestinians’ will never be more than a mid sized irritant to Israel. They’re never going to succeed and they’re never going away. It’s like drought or crop disease or malaria. We can wipe out most of it but it’s always going to something for us to deal with.

    • Craig

      Really, you’re actually comparing a nation, a people, to a disease? This is exactly the kind of attitude which created this mess and ensures its perpetuity

  • SoCalMike

    I don’t speak Arabic but I have heard this saying explained before.
    Wouldn’t “He attacked me and quickly cried, ‘YOU attacked me’ he lied” make more sense??
    Either way it’s a perfect tactic for expressing passive aggressive cowardice.