Palestinian ‘Moderates’ Celebrate Terror

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinian ruling Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its first terrorist attack against Israel by reminding everyone that it remains committed to the “armed struggle as the only way to liberate Palestine.” Thousands of Fatah supporters took to the streets…

Are Palestinians Not Entitled to Human Rights?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— While Palestinian officials repeatedly condemn Israel for violating Palestinians’ freedom of expression, it is actually the Palestinian Authority (PA) that continues to harass, intimidate and detain Palestinians for expressing their opinions on social media or being affiliated with rival political groups. Business as usual. The latest victims of the PA’s…

Israel Blocks Terrorists, Palestinians Block Critics

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— For the past few months, Palestinians have been accusing Facebook of “waging war on Palestinian content” by suspending dozens of accounts belonging to Palestinian activists and groups suspected of anti-Israel incitement and promotion of terrorism. The Palestinians even went as far as accusing the social media giant of being in…

Palestinian Leader Abbas Declares: ‘We Shall Enter Jerusalem — Millions of Fighters!’

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…

In first-ever review, UN racism panel presses Palestinians on anti-Semitism

By JNS , Israel Hayom Staff— The United Nations’ anti-racism committee began a mandatory two-day review on Tuesday of the policies and practices of the Palestinian Authority, whose delegation responded by criticizing experts of the 18-member panel for asking about anti-Semitic incitement based on evidence provided by the international human rights group UN Watch, whose…