The new Fatah-Hamas alignment further demonstrates Mahmoud Abbas’ unwillingness to live up to his repeated commitments to cease incitement.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
The new Hamas-Fatah unity further exposes the Palestinian Authority’s failure to live up to pledges to stop incitement.
Abbas’ unity with Hamas now unmasks his image of a “peace partner” by binding him as a partner in Hamas’ stated goal of killing Jews and destroying Israel.
Hamas TV broadcast 10 days ago a speech by a Muslim cleric who preached, “Our mantle is death to the Jews and to America.”
“The prophet said ‘judgment day will not come until you fight the Jews,” the cleric said. “Oh, Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. They won’t say, ‘Oh, westernized Muslim…;’ They won’t say, ‘Oh Muslim who does not know his religion.’
“They will say, ‘Oh, Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.’”
The video was translated and published by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Unlike Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Gaza’s Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh openly refuses to be bound by commitments to stop terror, to recognize Israel and to live up to agreements signed by the Palestinian Authority.
The international community has turned a blind eye to PA violations of incitement, establishing a military under the name of a “police force” and manning it far beyond the limits allowed in the Oslo Accords.
Abbas also won international approval for violating the Oslo Accords, which calls for direct tasks with Israel over PA demands to become an independent entity, by pegging his unilateral move to the UN for de facto recognition as a step towards “negotiations” with Israel.
Many Congressional leaders have tried to halt funds for the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority because of rampant incitement from official media run by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and for his lauding suicide bombers.