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As translated by Palestinian Media Watch, columnists writing for the official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida are claiming that the Israeli

Mossad was behind the massacre at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo.  A poll published in the Palestinian newspaper Ma’an News suggests that up to 84% of Palestinians believe that Israel was the source of the attack.

As an example, one of the columns exposed by Palwatch was written by a regular Al-Hayat Al-Jadida columnist, Muwaffaq Matar and published on January 15th:

[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, together with [other] Israeli leaders, is now walking in the footsteps of the first leaders of the Zionist project, who invented, created and funded the terror against the Jews in Europe, particularly in Germany, and in the Arab world. These leaders carried out [terror] operations against Jewish citizens who had been living securely in Arab and European countries, and contributed to the increase in Nazi aggression against Jews in Germany and Europe. It was they who, with their own hands, ignited the spark of the Holocaust in order to accelerate the Zionist-Jewish invasion of Palestine, and enable them [the Jews] to settle [there].

Over the next few days, the death of the officer in charge of investigating the attacks of the terrorists, who perpetrated crimes against humanity, against the French journalists and citizens, may well be revealed to have been murder, rather than suicide – for he had [discovered] the first threads of the plot leading back to Netanyahu’s Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) – [the same Netanyahu] who wishes to realize the myth of the “Jewishness of Israel” even at the expense of new victims among the citizens of European countries.

Similarly, Netanyahu and [Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor] Liberman had been yearning to take revenge on the European governments and parliaments for their conduct – in particular on the French policy – because of their positions on the Palestinian cause and their support for the decision to end the Israeli occupation and establish an independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Columns such as the above are having their affect. Ma’an News a daily paper unaffiliated with any of the Palestinian political parties published a poll indicating Palestinian citizens believe the Charlie Hebdo attack was suspicious and was probably executed by Israel. Most probably a direct result of the incitement published in the official Palestinian government newspaper:

Ma’an poll: 85% think Israel behind the murder of French [citizens] in Paris:

“The overwhelming majority believe that the murders of the French [citizens] in Paris were suspicious operations, and that Israel may be behind them.

In a survey conducted by [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an, in which 6,090 people participated over the course of the week, the majority of the participants – 84.4%, or 5,142 people – thought that the operation (i.e., terror attack) was suspicious, and that Israel may be behind it. Only 8.7%, or 531 out of 6,090 participants, believed that the murder of the French [citizens] in Paris was a natural result of the spread of Islamic extremism in Europe.

6.8%, or 417 participants, said they did not know whether the murders of the French [citizens] in France were suspicious, whether Israel is behind them, or whether they are the result of the spread of Islamic extremism in Europe.

This is just one example of the incitement coming from the Palestinian Authority controlled media. Instead of being peacemakers they are teaching hate. There will never be peace until the Palestinians stop creating more anger and distrust.

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