The problem isn’t Mahmoud Abbas & metal detectors. It’s Palestine
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The problem isn’t Mahmoud Abbas & metal detectors. It’s Palestine

Palestinian culture is the culprit behind the riots on Jerusalem's holy sites.

Posted July 28, 2017 04:29 PM by Jordan Schachtel Israel Palestine Flag
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Palestinians are rioting and killing en masse. Again. An evergreen occurrence since the founding of the Palestinian idea.

This time, they’re all worked up over metal detectors surrounding the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem, the media tells us. But unfortunately for the politically correct narrative, that’s not at all the reason why the Palestinians are on a murderous rampage. The reason why they’re on a murderous rampage is because the Palestinian national movement is one big Islamic supremacist murderous rampage.

And the Islamic supremacist component has been put on display for the world to see. This week, Palestinian leaders announced that Temple Mount (which is the holiest site in Judaism) belongs to “Muslims and Palestinians only.”

But that doesn’t fit into the establishment narrative, so our media overlords have decided to add a chock full of moral cement to add confusion to the issue over the holy sites in Jerusalem. You see, Palestinians kill innocents because of the “cycle of violence,” which Israel contributes to by “occupying” the Palestinians, they tell us.

Nevermind the fact that there was never a Palestinian state, nor an independent Palestinian culture, before Israel declared independence. The mainstream media have decided that Israel owes something to the stateless Arab Muslim Palestinians who refuse to recognize the basic human rights of their Jewish neighbors. This rationale has resulted in warped coverage and moral equivocations between terrorists and people who overwhelmingly want to simply to live in freedom and peace with their neighbors.

Some say that if only Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would tone down the rhetoric a few notches, then we can finally get back to the idea that two peoples should live side by side in their own sovereign states. The White House, under both presidents Trump and Obama, has embraced this narrative.

The PA president has responded to this latest episode by — like usual — fanning the flames of terror and violence. Abbas, a thug anti-Semite who played an intimate role in the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympians, has called on Palestinians to “intensify the popular struggle”(or, kill more innocent Jews) in order to achieve their goals.

But the issue isn’t Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas is not the problem; he is merely a manifestation of the problem. 


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The issue is the Palestinian people, who are actually generally unsupportive of their leader. For them, Abbas is not radical enough. Palestinians would rather have a proven jihadi terrorist as their leader, and Abbas’ incitement is merely a play to win over the hearts and minds of his constituency.

A poll released earlier this month (by a Ramallah-based polling institute) found that Palestinians prefer jailed, convicted terrorist Marwan Barghouti, or Ismail Haniyeh (the leader of the terrorist group Hamas) as their president. Moreover, over 90 percent of Palestinians want to continue their infamous “martyr fund,” which provides salaries to the families of jihadi terrorists who murder innocents.

The Palestinian national movement started as a terrorist organization to fight back against the so-called “Zionist invasion” of the land of Israel, which they hoped would result in the “liberation of Palestine.”

Given their lack of national identify, the Palestinian National Authority elected Yasser Arafat, an Egyptian national, as the first “president of Palestine,” and the Palestine Liberation Organization was tasked with making a Palestinian state a reality. Through the years, the PLO has committed thousands of terrorist attacks to achieve its ends.

And that terrorist ideology continues today. From an early age, Palestinians are indoctrinated with a annihilationist, supremacist mentality. Their media, their leaders, and their educational system overwhelms the young with a consistent, heavy dose of this ideology. Not surprisingly, the Palestinians remain the most anti-Semitic people on the planet.

A “Palestine” cannot exist alongside the modern state of Israel because the Palestinian national movement was, and continues to be, purposed with conquering Israel and its people. Until that changes, initiatives pushing for a Israeli-Palestinian peace are solely fool’s errand.

 Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.