Study: PA Double-Dealing against Israel and US Congress
by Maayana Miskin
Israel National News / Arutz Sheva
Journalist David Bedein, head of the Jerusalem branch of the NEPR, told Israel National News Sunday that the U.S. gives Fatah-affiliated PA forces training and military equipment, while at the same time the Fatah-led PA attempts to reconcile with Hamas, which the U.S. recognizes as a terrorist organization.
American aid to Fatah has not caused waves in the Israeli defense establishment due to the erroneous assumption that Fatah will fight terrorism, Bedein continued. “There was an idea that Fatah would be fighting Hamas and reducing terrorism,” and a drop in terrorism was credited to Fatah, he said.
The NEPR's research shows that the drop in terrorism was actually the result of IDF activity in Judea and Samaria, he said.
What the Israeli defense establishment needs to realize is that Fatah, and by extension the Fatah-led PA, is not interested in fighting radical Islamic terrorism, Bedein explained. Information and testimony from PA-controlled Arab cities in Judea and Samaria clearly shows that the PA continues to incite against Israel and plans to fight until the Jewish state is defeated, he warned. "The Fatah makes no bones about the fact that it will continue the war on Israel until the last Palestinian returns to his home in Israel from 1948.
“It's clear to anyone with eyes in his head that if Israel were to pull out its troops from, say, Beit Jalla [adjacent to Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem]... if tomorrow morning Fatah has exclusive control, then there will be firing from Beit Jalla on Gilo tomorrow morning,” he said, recalling the many shooting attacks on the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo launched by PA terrorists in the early years of the Oslo War, also known as the Second Intifada.
Surprise-surprise: given that the PA/Fatah has NEVER promised to fight terrorism, and is rather in fact trying to forge stronger ties with Hamas, the US's military aid to the PA/Fatah is threatening Israel's security. Who'd have thought??!! You mean, when Abbas explicitly promised to resume terrorist activity against Israel, he actually meant it??!!
So, all of you who think America is Israel's biggest friend: what do you say to this? As far as I can tell, America is helping arm terrorists who will use the American military aid to snipe at Israeli cars and homes and detonate Israeli cafes. America, just how much innocent blood do you want on your hands?