Can the AP whitewash utterly reprehensible Palestinian statements any more than this?
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested on Friday that Jews should be banned from a Jerusalem holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims.
In a speech quoted by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Abbas said Jewish “settlers” should be prevented from entering the site “by any means.”
“This is our Noble Sanctuary … they have no right to enter and desecrate it,” Abbas added.
That is outright religious hatred. He’s not talking about the mosque. He’s talking about the entire Temple Mount. You know, the holiest site in Judiasm. And “suggested”? really? You know what a suggestion is? “Hey, I think you should try putting a purple streak in your hair and see how it looks.” That’s a suggestion.
This? This is outright saying Jews have no right to their own holy place. No right to the site where both Temples stood, where the Ark of the Covenant resided, where Jewish priests blew the shofar on Rosh Hashanah–the site, in fact, where Judaism was practiced for centuries before Islam existed. This is part of the Palestinian strategy to pretend that the area was wholly Muslim and Jews have nothing to do with it. It is, straight out, a lie. And the AP calls it a suggestion.
But this wouldn’t be an AP whitewash if they couldn’t also blame the Israelis for the Palestinians’ despicable behavior.
Abbas made the comments following recent clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli forces over what Palestinians see as Jewish encroachment on the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
Meantime, you know what the AP completely ignored? Palestinians defaced the Temple Mount with anti-Semitic graffiti. They spray-pained a swastika on the holiest Jewish site in existence.
Nice work, AP. Screw your biased reporters and your biased editors. And screw the Palestinians, too. They’re never going to kick us off the Temple Mount again.