Last week, PA government spokesman Ibrahim Milhem made an antisemitic slur during one of his press conferences.
Official PA Government Spokesman Ibrahim Melhem: “Why is the number of infected [with Coronavirus] high among the Israelis? Because they prioritize money. They don’t want to stop the wheels of production, and so they are sacrificing the infected among their people in order to make more money. The heads of the cartels and the wealthy, and with them [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu, do not want to paralyze the financial life because they are doing the math: Money.”[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, March 29, 2020]
This was hardly reported, although it was picked up by some Israeli media outlets. Interestingly, it was also reported by anti-Israel website Middle East Monitor (MEMO), which has since taken down the report – but not before Israellycool reader Charlie screenshotted it:
Did MEMO take down the report after pressure from the PA? And why has this not been reported far and wide?
By the way, it is very clear from the harsh restrictions imposed on us by the Israeli government that they are certainly not motivated by a ‘love of money’ but rather by the paramount importance of saving lives.