Oh, this is rich. And by “rich”, I don’t mean in the sense of the financial status of Mahmoud Abbas and his fellow corrupt PA cronies.
“Eight hundred thousand Palestinians have been detained in Israeli prisons since the occupation of 1967 and close to one million since 1948,” Abbas told the IDC Herzliya Conference in a prepared speech delivered by his foreign-policy adviser, Nabil Sha’ath. “Is any rational human being going to claim that these one million people are terrorists? That one-third of Palestinians are terrorists because they have been through Israeli jails. It’s really quite frankly racist rhetoric to call all our political prisoners terrorists.”
Actually, from what I can see, PM Netanyahu has been referring to palestinian terrorists as terrorists, not all palestinian prisoners. So Abbas is doing what he does really well – twisting words and being dishonest.
Did I mention he also defended his payments to terrorists?
“Payments to support families are a social responsibility to look after innocent people affected by the incarceration or killing of their loved ones,” Abbas remarked.
In other news, Abbas’ foreign police adviser was invited to speak at the IDC Herzliya conference, at which he delivered this message. When was the last time a member of the Israeli government was invited to speak in the PA-controlled territories?
Yes, me neither. Perhaps Abbas doesn’t want our filthy feet defiling Ramallah either.