Not again?! Will "moderate" Palestinian leader's honouring of mass murdering terrorists ever stop?

The "moderate" leader of the Palestinian Authority has just posthumously honoured a terrorist who slaughtered 125 Israelis. Prospects for peace, anyone?

by MidEast watcher on 12 December 2013 13:22

Watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch is reporting the latest outrage from Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader supposedly committed to peace, in yet again honouring a terrorist mass murderer.

"Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has granted a [posthumous] honor to arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who was responsible for the murder of at least 125 Israelis in numerous terror attacks that he planned, including a bus hijacking in 1978, in which 37 civilians were murdered," the group reported.

"Official PA TV News reported that Abbas, in order "to honor the founding leaders and the first generation of the Palestinian revolution and the PLO, and out of loyalty to their history of struggle," chose to decorate Abu Jihad with "the highest order of the Star of Honor."

This behaviour is almost always ignored by media outlets such as the BBC as well as Western governments, for whom such facts do not fit the prevailing narrative of Palestinian victimhood.

The decree formalising the honour, signed by Abbas, and read out at the ceremony, read:

"Abu Jihad shall be granted the highest order of the Star of Honor in recognition of his honorable national role and his history of struggle as one of the founding leaders of the Palestinian revolution, and out of great appreciation for his high position and significance in the defense of Palestine as a country, a nation, and a cause.

"He was the model of a true fighter and devoted leader [and] through his commitment and contribution he left his mark on the history of the Palestinian revolution and the PLO."

So, another great move towards peace from the Palestinians!

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