Fatah Boasts of Killing Israelis

(Fox News) Paul Alster - Hopes that Fatah will be a calming influence on Hamas have been tempered by messages the supposedly more moderate wing of Palestinian leadership is sending to its international audience and its West Bank constituents - including boasting on its Facebook page of the number of Israelis it has killed. In a post seemingly aimed at reminding Palestinians it hates Israel as much as Hamas, the belligerent Facebook message - containing fabricated statistics - on its official home page claims "Fatah has killed 11,000 Israelis; Fatah has sacrificed 170,000 martyrs." Gilead Sher, head of the Center for Applied Negotiations at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, said double talk from Fatah has long been standard procedure. "In the past we've seen numerous times that the PA spoke in different languages saying different things. There was the language for satisfying Western listeners, then another language, usually in Arabic, that was made to satisfy Arabic speakers. More importantly, we have seen them on several occasions resorting to terrorism, violence, and acts of indiscriminately aiming at civilians in order to attain more than they could at that point in time around the negotiation table."

2014-08-13 00:00:00

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