|Abbas calls for arms against Israeli 'occupation'|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 11 January 2007 17:00|
|President Abbas has give an impassioned plea to Palestinians to end internal fighting, during a rally commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the formation of his Fatah terrorist organization. Thousands of supporters gathered in Ramallah for the event. But as WorldNetDaily and most other Jewish papers are reporting, his speech has been completely "sanitized" by the mainstream media. During his speech Abbas stated that Palestinians should stop killing Palestinians, and instead "raise their rifles against Israel" and the "occupation", but no non-Jewish publication has printed his anti-Semitic remarks. IOL was the only source where I found the original Associated Press article that published just half of Abbas' sentence regarding the infighting. This paragraph has been completely expunged by AP from the rest of the internet. |
Quote: ""The priority for me is preserving national unity and preventing and prohibiting internal fighting," Abbas told the crowd. "Palestinian blood is a red line." He began his speech by admonishing the crowd, saying he had heard shots fired in the air in the run-up to the rally. He said no one should shoot in the air. "Shooting at your brother is also forbidden," he said, referring to several weeks of internal fighting between Hamas and Fatah that have killed 35 people.
These were Abbas' actual remarks...
Quote: ""Shooting at your brother is forbidden. Raising rifles against the occupation is our legitimate right, but raising guns against each other is forbidden. We should put our internal fighting aside and raise our rifles only against the Israeli occupation," said Abbas in a speech in Ramallah attended by WND.
This is what President Abbas said, courtesy of the Jerusalem Post...
Quote: ""When Fatah was established, it was accused of treason and we were chased in every place," Abbas told the crowd. "But with the will and determination of its sons, Fatah has and will continue. We will not give up our principles and we have said that rifles should be directed against the occupation." Appealing to Palestinians to avoid civil war, Abbas said: "We are all one people regardless of differences of opinion. My top priority is to preserve national unity, because Palestinian infighting and blood are a red line that must not be crossed." Defending his call to use weapons against Israel, he added: "We have a legitimate right to direct our guns against Israeli occupation. It is forbidden to use these guns against Palestinians. The occupation has perpetrated brutal attacks in Jenin, Beit Hanoun and Ramallah."
But even the Jerusalem Post sanitized some of Mahmoud Abbas' most anti-Semitic comments, when he claimed that Jewish sons were corrupting humanity...
Quote: "In today's speech, Abbas went on to praise late Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by Israel in March 2004. He also used Quranic verses to claim Jews are corrupting the world. "The sons of Israel are mentioned as those who are corrupting humanity on earth," Abbas said during a portion of his speech in which he criticized recent Israeli anti-terror raids in the northern West Bank.
As has been said many times, the bias in the mainstream media is not in what is being reported, it's usually found in what is not being reported. It seems the mainstream news agencies have not learned anything since the Israeli-Hizbullah conflict last year, when they were caught red handed trying to pull the wool over our eyes. When it comes to Israel and Christian persecution, if you want to know the truth you will need to look elsewhere.