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Caught In A Web Of Lies

PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki has denied that the men who murdered two off-duty IDF soldiers were members of Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, and that the murders were nationalistically motivated, as was reported in the Israeli media yesterday.

The Ramallah-based Palestinian government said Wednesday that a shooting attack which killed two off-duty Israeli soldiers near Hebron last Friday was a “criminal” incident, and accused Israel of claiming it had a political motive in order to justify its failure to implement peace requirements. Government spokesman and Minister of Foreign Affairs Riad Malki told Voice of Palestine Radio that the two Palestinians involved in the shooting, in which a third attacker was also killed, have confessed that their purpose was to steal the soldiers’ weapons in order to to sell them for a profit.

He said the Palestinian security has arrested the two shortly after the attack and that its investigation has led the security forces to conclude the attack was criminally motivated.

The two did not belong to any political party, Malki said, rejecting Israeli accusations that they came from President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement and that one of them was a member of the national security force.

Malki said the Palestinian security forces returned the weapons the attackers took from the soldiers back to the Israeli authority.

Israel is demanding that the Palestinian Authority hand over the two attackers, who are currently held by the Palestinian security forces.

Malki charged that Israel took advantage of this attack to justify its failure to implement its obligations under the international road map peace plan, which calls on Israel to remove military road blocks in the West Bank and allow more freedom of movement for Palestinians.

The plan also demands the Palestinians crack down on militants.

Leaving aside the question of whether or not the men belonged to Fatah, I find it interesting that Malki would be playing the “criminal motive” card considering he admitted a few days ago that it was a terror attack:

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki strongly condemned Friday’s shooting attack near Hebron which claimed the lives of two IDF soldiers on leave, Private Ahikam Amihai (20) and Sergeant David Rubin (21).

“The group that carried out the attack seeks to sabotage peace negotiations and the Palestinian Authority’s plan to increase security in the Palestinian territories,” he was quoted as saying by Israel Radio on Saturday.

Malki added that severe steps would be taken against those responsible for the terror attack.

Oops.

If lying is an art form, these people are the Rembrandts of our times.

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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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