Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Top PA official says Israel doesn't want peace - while dedicating Abu Jihad Street

Tayeb Abdel Rahim, director-general of the Presidency of the Palestinian Authority, gave a speech criticizing Israel for a host of issues, such as the fallacious idea that it was planning to deport tens of thousands of Palestinian Arabs from the West Bank (which he claims has already started!) as well as building the separation barrier.

One of Rahim's points was that Israel was more interested in building settlements than in peace.

And where did he make these statements?

At the public dedication ceremony of Shahid Khalil al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Street in Ramallah!

Abu Jihad was the architect of a number of terrorist attacks, including the Savoy Hotel and Coastal Road massacres. He is generally referred to as the "prince of martyrs."

Apparently, the irony of claiming that Israel is not interested in peace as he represented Mahmoud Abbas in honoring a master terrorist was lost on Rahim.

At the ceremony, the mayor of Ramallah emphasized that they will continue to name streets after their heroes and martyrs, no matter what Israel says - a clear reference to his support for naming other streets after terrorists like Dalal Mughrabi.