By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner—
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas recently went on a frenzied rant in which he pledged, “We shall enter Jerusalem — millions of fighters!” it was revealed on Wednesday.
In a video uploaded to Abbas’ Facebook page on August 10 and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Abbas spoke at the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah, declaiming, “We shall remain , and nobody can remove us from our homeland.”
Presumably referring to Jews, Abbas proclaimed, “If they want, they themselves can leave. Those who are foreign to this land have no right to it.”
In a statement that could have referred to the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, but also to the Jewish state in its entirety, Abbas pronounced, “So we say to them: Every stone you have to build on our land, and every house you have built on our land, is bound to be destroyed, Allah willing.”
“No matter how many houses and how many settlements they declare that they here and there — they shall all be destroyed, Allah willing,” Abbas continued. “They will all go to the garbage bin of history.”
“There” appears to imply Israel proper as opposed to the “here” of the West Bank.
Repeating the false claim that the Palestinians were descended from the people of ancient Canaan rather than Arab settler-colonialists, Abbas said of Israel, “They shall recall that this land belongs to its people. This land belongs to the people who live on it. It belongs to the Canaanites, who lived here 5,000 years ago. We are the Canaanites!” Continue Reading…