Palestinian Propoganda Fueling Anti-Israeli Terrorism

By ITIC
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 @ 6:17PM

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Left: A cartoon by Hamas-affiliated Omaya Joha (Facebook page of PALDF, November 8, 2015).

Spreading Lies:

  • Riyadh Mansour, the permanent Palestinian observer in the UN, sent a formal complaint to the president of the Security Council claiming that autopsies performed on the bodies of Palestinians after Israel returned them indicated they were missing corneas and other organs.[3] He demanded an investigation be undertaken (Dunia al-Watan, November 5, 2015). Before the complaint was sent, Salam Khili, the coordinator for the popular campaign to return the bodies of Palestinian terrorists, told the families to agree to autopsies to verify that Israel stole organs from Palestinians bodies and transplanted them into wounded Israeli soldiers and civilians (Voice of Palestine, November 3, 2015).
  • Another lie spread by the PA and the Palestinian media accuses Israel of harvesting organs from Palestinians killed in the current wave of terrorism is another lie spread by the PA and the Palestinian media. It is part of a campaign to defame Israel and support terrorism. Other examples of lies include accusing Israel of “executing” Palestinians boys, the sweeping denials of stabbing and vehicular attacks and the continuation of false propaganda concerning the Temple Mount (such as accusing Israel of seeking to destroy Al-Aqsa mosque and build the Third Temple on its ruins).
Encouraging Terrorism
  • During the past week the Palestinian media continued their incitement for the continuation of vehicular and stabbing attacks, and for throwing stones. The official Palestinian press published cartoons encouraging stone throwing. Hamas continued posting notices to the Palestinian social networks encouraging vehicular and stabbing attacks.
  • After weeks of intensive anti-Israeli incitement in the social networks, particularly Facebook, Hamas announced that Facebook’s directors had removed 12 pages belonging to Hamas in Judea and Samaria. They included the so-called news pages, the “West Bank Youth Against Political Detentions” page, the “West Bank News Pulse” page and the page of the Islamic Bloc at the Islamic Polytechnic College in Hebron. Also removed were seven Facebook pages of the Islamic Movement in Judea and Samaria. They were removed because of their incitement to violence and murder (Hamas, November 5, 2015).
  • In addition, three weeks ago Facebook removed pages, mainly of the Islamic Bloc [Hamas’ student wing], because of their incitement to violence. They were back online a number of days later, but there was a reduction in the quantity of postings calling for violence, stabbing attacks, vehicular attacks, throwing stones and “igniting the West Bank.” Nevertheless,there are still postings praising terrorist operatives who were killed and pictures of their funerals. Postings calling for participation in rallies are not prominent and appear as written notices. However, many Facebook pages continue inciting to violence. One of them is the Facebook page of the Islamic Bloc at Hebron, the city leading the current wave of terrorism. 

 Notice posted after the sniper fire that critically wounded an IDF soldier. The Arabic reads, "Hebron sniper. Hebron: the capital of Palestinian rage" (Facebook page of the Islamic Bloc in Hebron, November 6, 2015). Notice posted after the sniper fire that critically wounded an IDF soldier. The Arabic reads, “Hebron sniper. Hebron: the capital of Palestinian rage” (Facebook page of the Islamic Bloc in Hebron, November 6, 2015).

 Left: A personal Facebook page inciting the killing of Jews. The Hebrew reads, "Blood = Blood!!" and "#Kill_them." The Arabic reads, "Death to the settlers" (Facebook page of Tareq al-Qabawi, November 6, 2015). Right: A personal Facebook page encouraging stabbing attacks (Facebook page of Hanan al-Amsi, November 7, 2015). Left: A personal Facebook page inciting the killing of Jews. The Hebrew reads, “Blood = Blood!!” and “#Kill_them.” The Arabic reads, “Death to the settlers” (Facebook page of Tareq al-Qabawi, November 6, 2015). Right: A personal Facebook page encouraging stabbing attacks (Facebook page of Hanan al-Amsi, November 7, 2015).

For more news on Palestinian Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 4 – 10, 2015), see ITIC.
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