Monday, August 29, 2011

PA hides mild "condemnation" of TA attack inside condemnation of Israel

You call this a condemnation?

. From WAFA Arabic:
The president condemned all attacks directed against civilians, including the incident that was committed in Tel Aviv early today.

The president stressed in a press statement that he condemns the Israeli attacks on Gaza, and the wave of raids and arrests carried out against our people in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

He reaffirmed his intention to seek membership and recognition of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders and with Jerusalem as its capital in the United Nations.

He said that “no attempts to divert attention will stop us from achieving our goal.”
The vague condemnation of the attack in Tel Aviv took up about 10% of the statement. The rest was a clear condemnation of specific Israeli actions.

Stung by the fact that people noticed that there was no condemnation of the Eilat attacks by the PA, Abbas created the most offensive "condemnation" possible by showing that he has no moral objection to deliberate attacks on civilians by his own people, and his only issue with them are that such attacks might distract from his goal of building a state where the national heroes are Dalal Mughrabi, Samir Kuntar and Yahya Ayyash.