The president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, met recently with President Trump and made a promise that should have comforted a world concerned by the conflict in the Holy Land, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace,” Abbas said.
“And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children in peace, freedom and security.”
But that isn’t true, says the Investigative Project on Terrorism, or IPT.
IPT said the two main political groups “that claim to represent Palestinians – the Islamist terror group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority – have embarked on new campaigns of deception in order to gain greater international acceptance.”
Abbas, IPT said, “blatantly lied throughout his public remarks.”
The report by Noah Beck for ITP News said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compiled a video refuting Abbas’ claims and posted it on Facebook.
It contains Abbas’ own statement, “Indeed, we are inciting” against the Jews. It also featured a comment from Tawfiq Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, which is a branch of the PA, that Hitler wasn’t morally corrupt, he was daring. There also are statements from Palestinian children such as “I hate the Jews” and “I am ready to stab a Jew.” And a Fatah member, Abbas Zaki, says he believes Allah will gather the Jews together so they can be killed.
IPT said that while the Fatah-affiliated PA “likes to present itself as more moderate than Hamas, its rejection of Israel is essentially the same.”
“The Fatah Movement never demanded that Hamas recognize Israel,” said Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Treasury and Economy Muhammad Shtayyeh, on official Palestinian Authority TV last March. “To this moment, Fatah does not recognize Israel. The topic of recognition of Israel has not been raised in any of Fatah’s conferences.”
IPT said Abbas “also didn’t let truth get in the way of his breathtakingly false statement, made before Trump and the U.S. media, that the Palestinians ‘are the only remaining people in the world that still live under occupation.’”
“The Tibetans, Kurds, and Cypriots are just a few of the many groups who would disagree.”