FALSE PALESTINIAN CLAIMS
Over the years, and especially in the past two years, we have witnessed the dissemination of lies by the Palestinians in the media, among the Palestinian population and the Arab nations. Their goal is to tarnish Israel's image.
Examples of Palestinian lies:
The IDF uses shells containing depleted Uranium. against the Palestinians.
Israel dispenses poisonous chocolate sweets in the Gaza Strip
The IDF employs "Black Gas" that causes nausea among the Palestinians.
Israel sells the Palestinians tins of paint containing poison.
The IDF uses female soldiers who undress in front of Palestinian stone throwers, and when they approach them, the soldiers shoot them.
Suha Arafat claimed during a visit by Hilary Clinton that Israel poisons Palestinian wells.
Israel is responsible for spreading the "Foot and Mouth" disease in territory of the Palestinian Authority.
A Palestinian and his two children were killed and a number of other people were injured in Rafah, the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians seized this event and hurried to publicize in the media that the IDF was responsible for their deaths.
We know for sure that we did not fire there, neither anti-tank fire, nor attack helicopter fire, nor small arms fire. Therefore, based on these facts, we assumed that a mortar bomb that was fired by the Palestinians in the area, missed its target, something that happens on many occasions, and hit the Palestinian's house in Rafah causing their death.
During the night we received information according to which we know that it was a working accident of a terrorist called Samir Abu Zeyd, who was involved in terrorist activity against Israel.
This is not the first time whereby a working accident has occurred to activists of the "Popular Resistance" in this area. We are aware of such working accidents, that illustrate the total irresponsibility of those Palestinians dealing with explosives amidst civilian population, and from time to time cause deaths among their relatives and other civilians.
The Palestinians falsely and cynically exploit every event in which there are casualties on their side, especially children, and this incident is a further example in a long series of Palestinian lies.
False Palestinian Claims
The Following is the IDF Spokesperson's response to the false Palestinian claims regarding two recent events:
1. Two terrorists killed in Northern Samaria on July 1, 2001.
2. A baby girl who died due to a delay at a roadblock.
False Palestinian Claims Regarding the Killing of Two Terrorists in Northern Samaria on July 1, 2001:
On Sunday July 1, 2001 an IDF force identified five armed terrorists neasr the "Bezek" IDF base in northern Samaria, on their way to plant bombs. In the exchange of fire that followed at the site, two of the terrorists were killed. Three of the terrorists escaped in the direction of the nearby village of Kabatiya.
In contrast to Palestinian claims, the IDF emphasizes that the two terrorists were killed during the incident.
The corpses of the terrorists were transferred to the forensic institute in Abu Kabir (Tel Aviv) and later on will be handed over to the Palestinian Security Services, as was done in the past.
Below are the photos of the terrorists from the scene of the incident, proving that there is no truth in the Palestinian claims that the terrorists were taken alive onto a Jeep.
False Palestinian Claims Regarding the Death of a Baby Girl Delayed at an IDF Roadblock (july 2001):
The following is the content of a testimony of the taxi driver who drove the birthing mother to Tubas:
"I, the taxi driver, Nitsan Bargamah, from the village of Tubas…reached the roadblock at 12:18. There was a truck driver and with him were a grandfather, grandmother and the woman who was giving birth. The roadblock was opened and the woman who gave birth was transferred from the truck to my taxi, and I drove straight to Tubas."
An Example of Palestinian Lies published in the Palestinian Media
On August 13 , 2001 the Palestinian journal, "Alchiat Aljadida" published an article claiming that the conquering forces have not flinched since the beginning of the Intifada from using the ugliest methods in order to humiliate the Palestinians and kill them using any means possible.
The article was written by an Egyptian writer covering the events in the occupied territories, and according to him, the IDF has a new method of hunting down the youth and the stone throwers of the Intifada, and that this new thing was discovered at the Karni Crossing.
According to the reporter the Israeli soldiers hide suddenly inside a military post, and afterwards a female soldier climbs on a tank and starts to strip in front of the demonstrators, until she is left completely naked. When the stone throwers approach her she opens fire towards them.
According to the claims, such an incident happened on Friday, 10 August 2001, when tens of youth from the different counties in the Gaza Strip gathered at the Karni crossing, and began to throw stones and empty bottles towards the Israeli soldiers.
About an hour after the confrontation began, the soldiers suddenly hid inside their fortified military posts, and the Palestinian youth that began approaching the post suddenly noticed a female soldier that began climbing on the tank and proceeded to totally remove her clothes. In the instant that the youth began throwing stones and empty bottles at her, she immediately drew a gun hidden in her clothes and opened fire towards them.
As a result of the gun-fire nine youths were injured and two died of their wounds the day later (11/08/01). The youngsters who were present at the scene said that the female soldier had a wanton appearance and that she tried to seduce the youngsters.
"I can state under oath, that General Sharon would never have lit up the area the way he did had he planned for any butchery... Reflecting back on the events of my life, all the facts led me to believe that Hobeika was the man, who in 1982, provoked the Sabra and Shatilla massacres."
"From Israel to Damascus,", Robert Maroun, Hatem Hobeika's own bodyguard in 1982. In the book he showed that Hobeika was a Syrian double agent, who perpetrated the massacre at Sabra and Shatilla to discredit Sharon and Israel.”
PALESTINIAN LIES AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ISRAEL
Senior Palestinian officials have been waging a constant campaign of disinformation, spreading lies to divert the media's attention from the Palestinian Authorities' complicity in terrorist acts. The Palestinian Authority seeks to build a web of false accusations against Israel. These falsehoods are repeatedly resurrected in the hope that they will be accepted by world public opinion, if not by elements in the Middle East. Following are some examples of this Palestinian policy against Israel.
Accusing the IDF of Harming Civilians & Holy Places:
The Palestinian Claim: Palestinian television claimed in 2 April 2002 reports that a priest named Jack Amateis was killed and dozens of monks were injured in an IDF operation in Bethlehem.
The facts: According to Reuters on 2 April 2002, sources related to the church in Israel denied the above: Reuters announced that "A Selesian official told Reuters Amateis later phoned the Vatican embassy in the Holy Land, to say he was safe. There was fighting, but there were no victims among the Selesians. We can confirm that Amateis is alive, said the official".
The priest himself was interviewed by the MINSA agency (on 3 April, according to AFP) and confirmed that he and the nuns in the convent are safe.
On 4 April, the Vatican's Ambassador to Israel, Cardinal Pietro Samari, apologized to the Israel Defense Forces for the incorrect and false report of the supposed death of a priest in St. Mary's Church in Bethlehem.
The IDF Spokesperson re-emphasizes that this is another instance of false Palestinian propaganda that served to embarrass the Cardinal, the media and the entire world.
The Palestinians: In an interview with El-Jezira Television on 3 April, Arafat claimed that Israeli forces were attacking Saint Mary's church and encircling the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. According to Arafat: "They burned the mosque that was located in the Church of Nativity and ruined many churches and mosques".
The facts: There is no truth in the Palestinian claims according to which a mosque in front of the Church of the Nativity was burnt. No other mosques or churches in Bethlehem were ruined by the IDF in the recent operations.
The Palestinians: The "WAFA" (Palestinian Press Agency) internet site claimed on 2 April that IDF forces bombed the new mosque in Tulkarem following the muazzin's call for the mid-day prayer.
The facts: Such an event never occurred. This is total fabrication.
The Palestinians seek to foist the myth that Israel is intentionally damaging Islamic and Christian religious sites. This message is repeated ad nauseam in an attempt to provoke Islamic and Christian communities in the Middle East and world over.
The Palestinians: On the 2nd of April 2002 Palestinians spread news which were broadcasted in a number of television channels (including the Abu-Tiab TV and a local Ramallah station), and claimed that 30 Palestinians were killed inside the Preventive Security Service HQ in Betunia during the encirclement of IDF forces.
The facts: On the 2nd of April the people who were at the compound left the building. No Palestinian was killed in the parameters of compound.
The Palestinians: On 30 March, Jibril Rajub claimed in an interview to Syrian ANN television and in another interview later, that there are no men wanted for terrorist acts hiding in the Bitunia compound of his security forces. Furthermore, he claimed that only his own men, along with women and children, were located in his compound.
The facts: On 2 April, five wanted suspects involved in terrorist acts, including senior Hamas operatives who organized terrorist operations in Judea and Samaria, were captured in Jibril's Bitunia compound.
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Accusing the IDF of Violating Ambulances & Hospitals:
The Palestinians: The Palestinian Authority accused the IDF of carrying out a massacre in the Ramallah hospital.
The facts: This is an absolute falsehood.
On 31 March 2002, following the receipt of reliable intelligence concerning the whereabouts of a large number of wanted suspects hiding in Ramallah hospitals, IDF forces entered the city's hospitals. This was done in order to carry out searches and verify the identities of those people in the hospitals. The IDF soldiers carried out their missions in a manner respectful to those in the medical facilities and withdrew.
The IDF Spokesperson has strenuously denied false Palestinian claims concerning a massacre or mass murder in the Palestinian hospitals. This is another example of the baseless incitement fomented by the Palestinian Authority against the State of Israel and the IDF.
Palestinian False Claims of Attempts To Arrest Terrorists:
The Palestinians claimed on numerous occasions that the Palestinian Authority (PA) had arrested Palestinians involved in terrorist acts. On 2 October, the PA announced it had arrested Atef Abayat, head of the Tanzim in Bethlehem (a Fatah organization responsible for terrorist acts, also operating under the name Al - Aqsa Brigades). Abayat was involved in numerous terrorist shooting attacks, which killed many Israeli civilians. The PA also claimed to have arrested Raaed Karmi, who was personally responsible for the murders of Israeli civilians.
The facts: Israel knew that Atef Abayat was not arrested. On 18 October, Atef Abayat and 2 other terrorists were targeted by IDF while strolling freely in the Bethlehem area and organizing more terrorist attacks. Raaed Karmi was also targeted by the IDF.
Palestinians Evade Responsibility for Terrorist Attacks
Case #8 - The Murder of Government Minister Zeevi:
The Palestinians: Arafat consistently claimed in press interviews that the murder of Israeli Government Minister Rehavam Zeevi was committed by Palestinian collaborators working with Israel. On 19 February, Arafat was still making this claim in an interview to the French newspaper "l'Humanit?": "The murderers of Zeevi are collaborators with Israel and we arrested their brothers. They admitted to us that their whole family works for Israel".
On 21 February, the day the French newspaper published the interview, the murderers were arrested and interrogated by security organs of the Palestinian Authority, following heavy pressure from Israel. The transcripts of the interrogation were captured by the IDF in Arafat's Ramallah compound, and they clearly do not show any connection to Israel.
Allegations that Israel is committing terrorist acts against her own civilians are not accidental or new to Arafat. In that same interview to the French newspaper, Arafat claims: "In the terrorist attack in the Tel Aviv club (the Dolphinarium), the terrorist was transported by a man who arrived from Jordan with a visa from the Israeli embassy and is now under Israeli protection…Israeli Prime Minister Rabin himself was murdered by a man who worked for the Israeli General Security Service and who fled to the U.S.
The facts: The murder of Minister Zeevi was committed by members of the "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)" in October of 2001. That information was transmitted by Israel to the PA immediately after the murder. Arafat knew for some months who committed the Zeevi murder. The Dolphinarium terrorist act (June 2000) was committed by terrorists from the Hamas infrastructure in Judea and Samaria.
Case #9 - Murder of TIPH Observers:
The Palestinians: Arafat said in a 29 March 2002 interview on Abu Dhabi television that "…in addition to all their [the Israeli's] acts in Ramallah, Gaza Strip and other places, there was the incident in Hebron. How dare they commit such a crime. They attacked and killed 3 men of the international force: 2 Turks and one Swiss nurse".
The facts: The murder of the TIPH (Temporary International Force in Hebron) observers on the evening of 26 March was committed by the Palestinians. International bodies working with TIPH also acknowledged the Palestinian responsibility for that murder.
A TIPH vehicle travelling near Halhul was ambushed by an armed Palestinian, even though the passengers identified themselves as members of TIPH and their vehicle was clearly marked as a TIPH vehicle. The Palestinian terrorist murdered two observers and lightly wounded another. The testimony of the wounded Observer revealed that the Palestinian terrorist wore a Palestinian Police Uniform and was equipped with an AK-47 Kalashnikov weapon. The Palestinian terrorist fired three magazines at close range at the Observers, even though the force identified themselves as international observers. The IDF expressed its sorrow and shock for the cold blooded murder of innocent people.
Accusing Israel of Using Depleted Uranium
The Palestinians: For many months, Arafat accused Israel of using depleted uranium. Arafat claims, in an interview to the French paper " l'Humanit?" (21 Feb. 2002) that Israel "makes use of banned weapons like depleted Uranium, and this information was confirmed in the U.S. report".
In a 27 March speech given by Arafat and broadcast by El-Jezira TV (A speech originally intended for the Arab summit in Beirut) he says: "The Israeli government and the occupying army are not reluctant to use weapons that are banned internationally. That includes depleted uranium gasses and even toxic waste".
The facts: Israel does not use depleted uranium against the Palestinians. In truth, contrary to what Arafat claims, the U.S did not confirm that Israel used depleted uranium against the Palestinians.
The "Karine A" Affair
The Palestinians: Arafat has consistently dened his or the PA's involvement in the Karine A arms ship intercepted by the IDF. In a 19 January interview with Egyptian television, Arafat claimed: "Let us see who can prove that this ship belongs to the PA. It is a well known fact that there is no connection between us and the Iranians on that subject… Had we wanted to import arms, we could import them from any of our Arab brothers. No Arab country would say "No". Hence, why should I import the arms from Iran?."
Ammunition seized by IDF forces on the ship" Karine A "early Thursday .3.1.02 (morning)
Picture :IDF Spokesperson's Unit
The facts: The arms ship "Karine A", which carried on board many tons of quality weaponry,
including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, was a smuggling operation run by Palestinian Authority. According to the evidence found on board, the weaponry originated in Iran. The smuggling was financed and organized by Fuad Shubaki, the head of the financial administration of the Palestinian General Security Services and an Arafat confidant. The ship's captain and crew were members of the Palestinian Naval Police.
Arafat gradually retracted part of his denials in the "Karine A" affair.
There is a lesson to be learned from all of these lies. As Abraham Lincoln said, "…You can't fool all of the people all of the time…"
The involvement of the PA, Arafat and his senior assistants in organizing and funding terrorist attacks has been proven.
As time goes on, Israel will eventually unveil the web of PA lies, which the Palestinians are trying to conceal in their ongoing campaign of disinformation to the media.
PA Libels, Lies and Distortions
Prepared and edited by Itamar Marcus
Throughout history, lies, libels and distortions have been used to incite hatred, violence and even to legitimize mass murder. The Palestinian Authority [PA] by means of libels it spreads through its media has been portraying Jews and Israel as the embodiment of evil in the world long before the violent conflict. These lies and libels appear regularly in Arabic, to promote hatred among its own population and occasionally in English, to blacken Israel’s name internationally, (e.g. story of Jenin "massacre"). This section presents two collections of PA libels. First, libels from the period before the PA war started in October 2000, that were instrumental in creating a hate atmosphere in which killing Israelis would be presented as legitimate self-defense. Second, libels since the war began. Both collections are small representative examples from among hundreds of similar libels.
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Libels - Pre -October 2000 War
The libels spread by the PA during the peaceful period of intense peace negotiations, were instrumental in creating an atmosphere of hatred in which killing Israelis would later be presented as legitimate self-defense.
Israel poisons Palestinians as systematic policy
The Head of the Palestinian Consumer Protection Association - in a series of libels reminiscent of the medieval libels of Jews poisoning wells:
“[Israel] floods our markets with hundreds of thousands of tons of food products which are unfit for human consumption…the common goal which stands behind this is the proliferation of disease, weakness, and slow death in the Palestinian body through indirect means… Milk, which is designated for fattening calves, is packaged and smuggled to the Palestinian markets and sold as milk for babies… The distribution of meat and lamb, which are filled with carcinogenic hormones is done intentionally…[and they engage in] the penetration of poisons and filth-ridden products and smuggling them to us. He [Head of Consumer Protection Association] points to these three subjects which cause severe disease which destroy the Palestinian’s body and influence the genetic code and the destruction of the coming generations, all this in accordance with hard scientific facts… He pointed to the fact that the children are the main target of this hostile plan…” [Mahar Aldasouki, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sep. 12, 1998]
2 The Jewish plan to control the world, in the spirit of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.
“Corruption is in the nature of the Jews all over the world, to the point where only rarely do you find corruption that Jews are not behind. Their intense love of money and its accumulation is common knowledge, and the way they get it does not interest them and they are liable to exercise degradation and the most lowly of methods in order to achieve their goals…
If we take a look at history, we discover to what degree the Jews were exposed to loss and expulsion the world over, as a result of their ugly deeds and their wickedness. This is after their issues were discovered and their responsibility for the destruction of the land and its people caused its people [of the land] to start a war of annihilation against them and those who survived were dispersed around the world…
Due to the fact that this is their custom, they concentrated all their concern on sprouting their calculating mentality because they believe that the secret of their survival is embedded in their takeover of the economies of the various countries which opened their doors to them and gave them refuge from the expulsion and harassment…
From the teachings of their sages about the customs and traditions of the non-Jewish nations, they concluded that what concerns them is money and sex. These are the two tools with which Zionism plays, and therefore the first thing that they proliferated was the establishment of the “Free Masons and Rotary Clubs” all over the world with which to hunt the sinning people and the influential individuals, or those who want to learn from them in order that they become their tools…it is interesting that whoever was wounded in their curse continues to hang around their circle [continues to be influenced by them] while carrying out their will, and he doesn't think of freeing himself, but rather confines his thinking only [for the purpose of] not being exposed, so that he will not be exposed to a scandal that will undermine his authority and make him fall after Zionism raised him to the highest level, so that he would be an obedient tool in their hands…”
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 1998]
3. The Jews took control of the world media, changed their real “Shylock” image, and even fabricated the Holocaust.
“The Jews were the object of hatred and contempt everywhere, due to their control over most of the economic resources, on which people’s jobs were dependent, and the most prominent example for this is the play “The Merchant of Venice” by the English playwright Shakespeare, in which Shylock, the merchant, portrays the image of the greedy, crafty Jew who is evil and loathsome. If so, how did the Jews succeed in brainwashing the American and European public opinion to change the image [of the Jew] to an understanding, brave, genius, diligent and creative person, whom the world looks up to?
There is no escape from saying that the success of the Jews was not incidental but rather a result of long years of planning and the investment of enormous efforts in order to achieve the repulsive control over the world media…
The winds blew in their favor, when the persecution against them by the Nazi Hitler started…then the show began. They began to distribute horrific pictures of mass shooting being committed against them and to fabricate the shocking story about gas ovens, which, according to them, Hitler would burn them [the Jews]. Newspaper columns began to fill up with pictures of Jews being cut down by Hitler’s machine guns, and of Jews being led to the gas ovens. In these pictures they concentrated on women, children and the elderly. And they took advantage of this in order to arouse admiration for them, while they demand a monetary compensation, grants and contributions from all over the world. The truth is that the persecution of the Jews is a false fable that the Jews called the disaster of the “Holocaust”…and took advantage of it in order to arouse admiration…the reliable ones among the historians called on the Jews to bring convincing evidence in order to prove it. The Historical Studies Association based in Los Angeles announced a fifty thousand dollar grant to whomever will bring hard evidence that the Jews were murdered in the gas chambers, but the Jews escaped to the pressure and accusations of anti-Semitism, and so they quieted those voices.
And although it is possible that Hitler’s attack against the Jews hurt them slightly, it also serviced them to the point where still today they reap the benefits and it was the main door to her winning the American and European admiration and to realizing their dream and their plans…
When we survey the news agencies, the newspapers, the journals and the world television stations, which the Jews control in the West, it becomes clear to us the extent of their media influence in the world [and their control] of a number of world news agencies, French and British newspapers, and among them the Times newspaper which Zionism control by means of its buyout by the Jewish millionaire of Australian citizenship, Robert Murdoch, whose ownership spreads, in addition to the Times, to three other British tabloids…[*Murdoch is not Jewish - editor]
It is known that the Jews takeover of the media … was used, on the one hand, to carry out a campaign to beautify the abominable faces of the Jews, while on the other hand a campaign to dirty the name of the Arabs..” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 1998]
4. Israel destroys PA crops
Though Israel was instrumental in revolutionizing farming practices for the benefit of the Arab population, the PA Farmers Association accused Israel of:
“Distributing medication and spoiled agricultural materials in the Palestinian markets with the intention of hitting the agricultural sector, destroying the crops and endangering the health of the consumers…”
[ Al-Ayyam, Feb. 7, 1999]
5. Israel dumps poisonous waste
[Note :PMW has verified that there was no truth to the following]
The PA Minister of Environment:
Headline: "The Occupation is Burying Poisonous Waste near Jenin.”
“Dr. Yussef Abu Sefiyeh, Minister for Environmental Affairs, uncovered the existence of Israelis, who are dumping the excesses of the Israeli chemical plants’ poisonous waste into the nature reserve near the Am Altoth village in the Jenin region. This case, which exposes the lives of the residents and the Palestinian environment to danger, is the fourth of its kind during four years of waste burying. Minister Abu Sefiyeh put full responsibility on the Israeli government for these dangerous steps, which expose the lives of the residents to danger...” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 1999]
6. “Spoiled food, drugs, alcoholic drinks”
“The minister (for Social Affairs) Antazar Alwazir said that her office provides all possible help to those fighting drugs however the Israeli authorities are working hard on bringing drugs into the Palestinian society.” [PA TV 23/07/00]
“General Alafifi [Director of General Intelligence, Gaza] added that there is continuous surveillance and supervision on the settlements, as the settlements are seen as a source of corruption, being distributors of spoiled food, drugs, alcoholic drinks, and the like.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Feb. 18, 1999]
7. Historical distortions - Israel planned Sabra and Shatila killings
A widespread tactic in the PA is to use events that indeed occurred as a starting point, so that the distortions have a basis in reality. For example, the killing of Muslims in Sabra and Shatilla by Christian Lebanese is rewritten in PA history as a cruel Israeli massacre in minute detail:
“…the Israeli forces…prepared the scene of the crime by landing battalions with helicopters…the helicopters shot flares and even followed up on the execution while the crime was committed…We say that the Israeli goal was to kill the maximum number of camp residents… There is no doubt that the Israeli strategic policy is to commit massacres, not only the massacre of Sabra and Shatilla…” [PA Television, Sep. 18, 1998]
“…The memory of the painful massacre which was planned by he who is still serving in the government of the occupation until this very day, into which came groups of settlers and our enemies and committed this despicable crime… Heads of children were cut off and their bodies ripped to pieces, their limbs were dispersed and the honor of women was violated in front of everyone… Our enemies still desire the heads of our sons and Palestinian blood is still being spilled like water. No one was arrested and no one will be arrested, because the policy which our enemies are implementing against the Muslims is written in the beginning of our history…” [PA Television, Sep. 18, 1998]
8. Historical distortions - Arab murder - Israel is blamed
An Arab woman was stabbed to death in Jerusalem by an Arab who explained he had mistaken her for a Jew. Still the PA official paper, as well as the PA Deputy Minister of Religion, accused Jews of murder:
“Naila Hamdan Karain, age 47, of Silwan [in Jerusalem] fell as a martyr in the neighborhood of Musrara, after being stabbed by an extremist Jew in the settlement neighborhood [West Jerusalem]...”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 1999]
“These days we hear of the murder of our people daily. The crime of the stabbing of the young woman yesterday in the city Jerusalem, is a link in the chain of the continuous acts of stabbing against all sectors of our people. These repeated attacks prove the level of hostility and hatred against our people who stand in Jerusalem and its environs.”
[Deputy Minister of Religion, Yussef Juma'a Salame:Voice of Palestine Radio, Feb. 12, 1999]
9. Murder libels
“Massacre is the basis of the State of Israel…the details may change but the acts of massacre continue incessantly as if they were the story of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. A month doesn’t even go by without hearing or reading about ‘lately we have begun to see the pictures’ of new acts of massacre…”
[op-ed, official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 1999]
10. Libels accusing Israel of using illegal weapons
“Medical sources reported yesterday evening that more than 40 residents were injured in a strange occurrence of hysteria and nervous collapse as a result of their inhaling poison gas, fired for the first time by the Israeli occupation forces on defenseless residents. Medical specialists are of the opinion that it is nerve gas, prohibited by international law". [Al Ayyam, 13 February 2000, and a similar report in Al Quds]
11. Libels vilify the essence of Israel: “Massacre is the basis of the State of Israel”
“We were still children when Palestine was conquered…since that rainy evening, in the beginning of the winter of ’48, and during a lifetime, the wound remains open. The details change but the acts of massacre continue incessantly as if they are the story of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Hardly a month goes by without hearing or reading about ‘lately we have begun to see the pictures of new acts of massacre…’
However, the reality is that the massacres are a clear, political act in the blood filled history of the Zionist entity…
This is not a policy of a party, faction, stream or person. This is a continuing, non-stop system, which has not changed, will not change, and which was never given up on, whether the power lay with those called ‘extremists’ of the ‘right wing’ from the Likud party and the religious streams, or with those who are classified as ‘moderates’ of the Labor party crowd and the streams which are affiliated with the left. Massacre is the basis of the State of Israel…
Whoever leaves saves his skin, and whoever remains, the sword is his…”
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 1999]
12. Israel blamed for Palestinian terror
For years world governments commented on the refusal of the heads of the PA to condemn Palestinian terror. In fact, the situation was much worse as the PA media often went so far as to blame Israel for the Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis. One example: After the bomb attack at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem last November, the PA daily ran a front page - main headline article, accusing Israel of carrying out the attack :
“Palestinian sources believe that the Israeli Intelligence stands behind the bombing... these sources estimated that there is a “mole” of one of the Israeli [intelligence] systems [which stands behind] the bombing, such as happened in the throwing of two hand grenades on the bus stations in Beer Sheva a few weeks ago, after which it was found that the man who carried out the attack, Salem Alsaba, was recruited by the Israeli intelligence. .. Palestinian sources said that “the Palestinian security forces have a number of leads and signs of the existence of an external party which stands behind the last attack and the recent series of attacks, which have a political goal of confusing the PA … .” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 11, 1998, p.1]
13. News item lie is exposed on TV to the world
A premeditated ambush and stoning attack of an Israeli vehicle near Ramallah and the subsequent beating and stoning of the soldier inside was broadcast on television around the world. However, when the PA television afternoon news reported that it was the soldier who fired on the demonstrators:
“The confrontation broke out after the Israeli soldier fired from his car…”.
That night PA TV changed the story, blaming other soldiers:
“The soldiers of the occupation fired bullets and tear gas.”
A week later, Arafat had a new version:
“The president [Arafat] said that the soldier made a mistake in coming close to the demonstrators. He should have stayed away as did the other cars.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 12, 1998]
Libels - Since October 2000 War
Since the start of the October 2000 War the Palestinian Authority [PA] has increased the generation of lies and libels about Israel both in English, to blacken Israel’s name internationally, (e.g. Jenin massacre story) and in Arabic, to promote hatred of Israel among their own population.
PA Editor: Israel attacked Paris synagogue to encourage French Jews to come to Israel
Itamar Marcus, January 11, 2004
One of the common tactics of Palestinian Authority (PA) propaganda is to blame Israel for Palestinian and Arab terrorism. Now a prominent PA newspaper editor has come up with a new twist on this tactic.
Last week a new libel was invented by the editor of the PA official daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, in an interview on PA TV. The editor explained that because Israel suffers from low immigration, it was Israel who started last month's fire in the Parisian Synagogue -- to convince French Jews to immigrate to Israel.
The following are the words of Hafez Barghouty on PA TV:
"Hidden Zionists Hands are still acting in France in the same way they used to act in Arab countries- Iraq, Egypt and Morocco, blowing up and attacking Jews and Jewish synagogues in order to force them [the Jews] to immigrate [to Israel]. Lately there was an attack on a synagogue, so the Israeli ambassador in France called for the Jews in France to immigrate [to Israel]. There are Israeli or Zionist hands that carry out attacks against the Jews to force them to immigrate [to Israel] since Israel suffers from emigration" [PA TV January 5, 2004]
1. Israel poisons candies to kill children
"In a new step aimed to kill more children, the occupation forces threw large quantities of poisoned candies in front of 2 schools last night... Salem Ahmed, a medic, said that when he collected ten pieces of these unwrapped candies, he felt the rubber glove on his hand melting, in addition to experiencing breathing difficulties, strong headache, dizziness..."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 22, 2001]
2. Israel puts bombs in toys to kill children
The newest Arabic language libel is that Israel is now making “bombs and mines designed as toys” and dropping them from airplanes in populated areas where children play with them and are blown up. In addition, the program restated numerous old libels and lies, such as, Israel is planning to destroy the Al Aksa Mosque, the Jewish holy Temple was not on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel desecrated the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and many others.
The following is the text from the program: “Message to the World”:
“The Zionist criminals are planning to destroy the Al Aksa mosque on the grounds that they are searching for the Holy Temple, which they falsely claim is under the mosque...
Offenses against our Islamic and Christian holy sites continue throughout Palestine. The Al Aksa mosque is under threat, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has not been spared from desecration and destruction.…
They drop objects from jet planes that attract children to play with them and then they blow up. These are bombs and mines designed as toys.” [PA TV March 3, 2003]
3. Jewish religion sees Arabs as stage between Jew and monkey
A basic tenet of Palestinian Authority [PA] anti Semitism and racism is to define both Jews and the Jewish religion as evil by nature. In the following text, a Palestinian Minister firsts libels the Jewish people by asserting that murder of Arabs is a tenet of Zionism. He then denigrates Judaism by saying that the Zionist killing of Arabs comes directly from the Jewish religion, because Judaism sees the Arab as subhuman - “the stage between the Jew and the monkey”.
The following is a statement from Palestinian Authority Minister of Supplies Abd El-Aziz Shahin in a PA TV interview:
“Since the nineteenth century the Zionist mind has been built upon the killing of the Arab people. They do not want a single Arab on Palestinian soil. This is a matter that exists with every Zionist, whether he is right-wing, center, or left-wing…because the Zionist education… in their religious schools, where they learn that they are the chosen people of God and we are the others, we are considered the stage between the Jew and the monkey. This is a basis of the Jewish religion, and from this comes the killing of the Arab people in Palestine.” [Palestinian TV Dec. 12, 2002]
4. “Israel shoots and mutilates body parts of dead Palestinians.”
"When the occupying authority holds the bodies of martyrs… it does so in order to hide the traces of its crimes. The witnesses and evidence prove that the occupation forces torture the bodies of the martyrs on purpose and fire bullets into them at close range… There are clear indicators that the occupying authorities steal body parts of the martyrs during the holding process, in order to use them in Israeli hospitals, especially for Israeli patients in need of transplants. After they seize the body parts of the martyrs, they bury the corpses…under dubious circumstances, scorning humanitarian values and moral and religious regulations...” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 24, 2001]
5. Lies, half-truths and distortions
Throughout history, lies, half-truths and distortions have been employed to incite to violence and to legitimize mass murder.
The following excerpts -from an op-ed in the official Palestinian Authority daily- are blatant examples. The author fabricates hate-filled, racist quotes and attributes them to Israel's founding fathers. Similar falsification is used to delegitimize America's origins.
Title: "Zionism - [the] Apartheid of the Third Millenium"
"...History presents political regimes that were governed by political and economic greed, and that conquered other lands and peoples with the intent of robbing and exploiting their resources. Thus did Columbus... who carried out collective extermination of the original peoples of Latin America, laying the basis for the Western Colonialism, which embraced Darwin's Theory of Evolution and Natural Selection theories which presume the technologically primitive nations to be evolutionary vestiges of the apes...
"...This is the same 'Philosophy' that the Zionist Movement adopted in Palestine, against the Palestinian people. Herzel confirmed the colonialist and racist inclination of Zionism - which goes hand-in-hand with the colonialist West - when he said: '...Following the establishment of the Zionist State we will serve as Europe's buffer in Palestine against Asia, and as civilization's strike force against the barbarians, as well as European civilization's shield against the putrid odor emanating from the inhabitants of Asia.'
[A fabricated quote - ed]
"...This is [the essence of] racism itself, for racism stems from exaggerating a certain race's value as opposed to that of all other races combined, as Hitler did by raising the banner of Arian blood and the doctrine of blue blood flowing in the veins.
"Colonialist racism is not limited to Herzel alone. Jabotinsky, a product of German language and thought, said: 'The Jewish nation is part of the master European race, the supreme race....' Herzel said: 'We must obliterate the Palestinians from existence, force them to perform labor that will wipe them out, so that this will be a land without a nation for a nation without a land."
[A fabricated quote - ed]
"These racist ideas of annihilation found their expression... in Ben Gurion, founder of the Zionist State, who insisted on 'cleansing the land from the gangs of primitives"
[A fabricated quote - ed]
"...The United States of America and the Zionist State are two identical cases of historical development. Each of them came into existence by invasion and mass extermination of the original residents, and [each] still occupies land belonging to others..."
[Op-ed in PA official daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sep. 6, 2001]
6. Israel causing PA birth defects:
“Authoritative medical sources revealed that there is an increase in the average number of deformed births in the Shafaa hospital in Gaza. They do not deny the possibility that this phenomenon is associated with depleted uranium.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, 31 January 2001]
7. Israel uses "lethal bullets"
“Senior medical sources related yesterday that the occupation forces used a new kind of lethal bullets against innocent residents… The new bullets have sharp metal wings and they fly at great speeds…”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, 28 October 2001]
8. Israel is accused of PA crimes
The Palestinians often issue false statements contradicting publicly known facts. The entire world saw the televised destruction of Joseph’s Tomb by Palestinian mobs and police. Yet the Palestinians reported the event as follows:
“Yesterday, the City of Nablus began the rehabilitation and renovation of the demolished parts of ‘Joseph’s Tomb’ … It is important to note that heavy damage was caused to the tomb and to a large number of nearby structures during these disturbances, in the wake of the shootings by the occupation forces which are concentrated on Mounts Grizim and Eival, and because of their use of heavy machine guns.”
[Al Ayyam, 10 October 2000]
9. Israel shoots on Israelis to provoke responses
The PA attributes continuous scheming to Israel, including shooting at Jews to legitimize military responses:
"The [Palestinian] Military Court in Hebron sentenced the [Palestinian] officer Hassan Massalem, 55, yesterday morning to death by firing squad... The military prosecutor accused him of conspiring with Israeli intelligence... with firing a pistol from the Hebron neighborhood toward Israeli positions on orders of his Israeli controllers, in order to give the occupation soldiers a pretext for massively shelling the residential neighborhood…” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, 12 February 2001]
10. Israel wants to expand - conquering Arab states
The portrayal of Israel as wanting to expand to conquer all Arab states is a repeated libel. This is exemplified in a venomous music video in which an actor portrays an Israeli teacher in a classroom of Jewish children wearing kippot (religious skullcaps) in front of the Israeli flag, teaching:
“The Land of Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates”.
The video clip is shown as if were an actual classroom in a Jewish school. The actors speak Hebrew. [Palestinian Television, February 14, 2001]
11. Blood libel lies
"Medical sources reported yesterday evening that more than 40 residents were injured in a strange occurrence of hysteria and nervous collapse as a result of their breathing-in poison gas, that for the first time was fired by the Israeli occupation forces on defenseless residents. Medical specialists are of the opinion that it is nerve gas, whose use is prohibited by international law." [Al Ayaam February 13 2000, and a similar report in Al Quds]
…Many of the citizens who participated in the demonstration told “Wafa” [the Palestinian News Agency] that the main reason for the distribution of drugs in the holy city originates from the Israeli occupation - who aims at the youth of Jerusalem in order to attain their goals, after aiming at the [Palestinian] land.
Sultan Abu Snina, one of the participants in the informative campaign, told “Wafa” that “the occupation has a part in the distribution of these plagues, in order to ruin the youth...”
[Al Quds February 19,1999]
Palestinian child abuse
Lord Weidenfeld on Syrian education
The PA schoolbook and the Palestinian charter
Palestinians revoke the Palestinian charter
Palestinian press freedom
The Palestinian suicide strategy
Jesus was a Palestinian
Palestinian reactions to the Lebanon war 2006.