Good thing the U.S. is giving this guy 86 million dollars, eh? “Abbas urges: ‘Raise rifles against Israel’: Media ignore Palestinian leader’s call to arms and anti-Semitic claim Jews ‘corrupting world,'” by Aaron Klein in WorldNetDaily.com, with thanks to Davida:
RAMALLAH — In a speech today commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the founding of his Fatah party, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Palestinian factions to put an end to weeks of infighting and instead “raise rifles against the Israeli occupation.”
“Shooting at your brother is forbidden. Raising rifles against the occupation is our legitimate right, but raising guns against each other is forbidden. We should put our internal fighting aside and raise our rifles only against the Israeli occupation,” said Abbas in a speech in Ramallah attended by WND.
Abbas’ call to arms was not reported by most major media outlets featuring articles on the Palestinian leader’s speech.
His statements about using rifles against Israel come after WND broke the story this morning the United States, aided by Israel, over the last few weeks provided 7,000 assault rifles and more than 1 million rounds of ammunition to militias associated with Abbas’ Fatah party, according to senior Fatah militants.
In today’s speech, Abbas went on to praise late Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by Israel in March 2004.
He also used Quranic verses to claim Jews are corrupting the world.
“The sons of Israel are mentioned as those who are corrupting humanity on earth,” Abbas said during a portion of his speech in which he criticized recent Israeli anti-terror raids in the northern West Bank.
Abbas anti-Semitic remarks and his call to arms against the Jewish state were not quoted in hundreds of English-language articles reporting on today’s speech or by most major Israeli dailies, which featured pieces on their websites about the Fatah commemoration ceremonies.
A widely-circulated Associated Press article, titled “Abbas calls for respect at Fatah rally,” states Abbas today called for rival factions to respect each other.
The AP quotes Abbas stating, “Shooting at your brother is forbidden,” but the article stops short of quoting the rest of his sentence in which he recommends Palestinians use their weapons against Israel.
Read it all.