“Al-Aqsa is ours and so is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher,” Mr. Abbas declared on Palestinian Authority TV. “They have no right to desecrate them with their filthy feet.” Thus began what some consider to be the third Palestinian Intifada, or violent uprising. Mr. Abbas continued, “We welcome every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem. This is pure blood, clean blood, blood on its way to Allah. With the help of Allah, every martyr will be in heaven, and every wounded will get his reward.”
That’s only part of the incitement Palestinian President Mr. Abbas is screaming in the Arab media.
In recent weeks the incitement has reached new heights as PLO and PA leaders have encouraged Palestinians to use cars, knives, guns and axes to murder Jews. Among the dead is a three-year-old girl, Chaya Zissel Braun, and a 76-year-old advocate for peace, Richard Lakin. Both American citizens, Chaya was murdered by a Palestinian man who rammed his car into a crowd of civilians, and Richard was the victim of a mass shooting on a bus in Jerusalem. Such depraved acts of cold blooded murder are what PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail regards as the fulfillment of a Palestinian “national duty.” These repeated directives to murder Jews have occurred against a backdrop of anti-Semitic hate indoctrination perpetuated by Palestinian media and schools, where Palestinian children are instructed to commit suicide-homicide attacks with the goal of eradicating the Jewish state and its inhabitants.