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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Palestinians: A Strategy of Lies and Deception
by Bassam Tawil • January 13, 2017
Abbas has lied
twice. First, it is a lie that he is prepared to return to the
negotiating table with Israel. In the past few years, Abbas has
repeatedly rejected Israeli offers to resume the stalled peace
negotiator, Saeb Erekat, claimed this week that his boss was ready to
resume the peace talks with Israel in Moscow....Indeed, Abbas had
"earlier" voiced his readiness to meet with Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow. But Abbas once again outlined his
preconditions for such a summit... This means that Abbas has not
abandoned his preconditions for resuming the peace talks with Israel.
The timing of Erekat's announcement in Moscow is clearly linked to the
Paris peace conference. It is part of the Palestinian strategy to depict
Israel as the party opposed to the resumption of the peace talks.
Abbas has in the
past reluctantly condemned some of the terror attacks against Israel.
But these statements were made under duress, after being pressured by the
US or EU.
In fact, his
"condemnations" are nothing but political pablum, a sop to the
terrorist who rammed his truck into a group of young Israeli soldiers
last week was doing exactly what his president urged Palestinians to do.
The Germans and
French should not believe Abbas when he says that he condemns truck
terror attacks in their countries. The scenes of Palestinians
celebrating carnage in Jerusalem should serve as a wake-up call to the
international community. The message of the call? That the overall
Palestinian strategy – like the jihad strategy - is built on lies. Both
continue to feature terror as one their main pillars.
What members of
the international community do not seem to understand is that... [t]he
terrorist who rammed his truck into a German Christmas market did not
carry out his attack in outrage at a German settlement or a checkpoint.
The terrorist who mowed down French people celebrating Bastille day was
not protesting French "occupation." Abbas and his cohorts, like
the terrorists in Europe, are part of just one big global jihad against
all "infidels" – including them.