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Mahmoud Abbas’ Erkel Moment

In his attempts to rip Hamas a new one, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has basically admitted that the palestinians are not the indigenous people of the land of Israel.

Oops.

“The putschists attacked the headquarters of the National Security [Forces], General Intelligence, the Preventive Security [apparatus], and the Presidential Guard, and perpetrated horrors that are totally alien to our [Palestinian] heritage and tradition – murdering, executing people on the street, throwing fighters from tall buildings, and looting security headquarters, public facilities and Christian houses of worship.

“[Indeed,] even the churches were not spared. One of the oldest churches in Palestine, which stood long before our arrival [in the region], was looted and set on fire. There are Christians among us, and they are our brothers, and now we discover that [according to Hamas] they are enemies and must leave [Palestine]?!… This is a mark of shame on the Palestinian people, on those who perpetrated these [crimes], on the putschists and murderers. [They attacked] the homes of hundreds of Palestinian Authority civil servants, [who are] peaceful citizens as well as symbols of our national sovereignty like the presidential headquarters, which was taken over by hooligans who destroyed and looted it…”

As Carl correctly notes, the church dates to the 4th century CE. The Jewish presence in Gaza predates this.

The magnitude of Abbas’ blunder is large, considering that the supposed indigeneity (as opposed to ingenuity) of the palestinians is a lynch pin of their narrative. However for some reason, this is not getting much publicity beyond some blogs. Funny thing, that.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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