A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official appeared on PA TV on Wednesday, where he called Israelis "an advanced instrument of evil," claiming "Allah will gather them so that we can kill them."
The official, Abbas Zaki, further opined Israelis "have no belief, no principles." He is a close associate of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas; last October he reportedly went to Syria as Abbas's personal representative, and he has spoken at public events representing Abbas's Fatah movement.
Zaki's statements, translated by Palestinian Media Watch, can be seen here:
The PA TV host speaking with Zaki claimed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had "failed in his attempt to stir up the media," referencing his exposure of the seized Iranian shipment of arms to Gaza on Monday.
According to the host's theory, Netanyahu's "disappointment" in low world concern over the transfer of weapons to the terror group Hamas caused him to turn "to the option of bloodshed," a reference to the Tuesday IAF strike on Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza after they fired mortars at IDF soldiers.
"Don't tell anyone, we want to destroy Israel"
This is not the first bombshell comment made by Zaki. In February he said on TV "none of us, especially in Fatah, has ruled out the military options" against Israel.
Back in January, the Fatah man revealed on Syrian TV that any agreement Abbas reaches with Israel will merely be the "first stage" in destroying Israel.
Zaki similarly revealed the not-so-secret intentions of the PA back in 2011, when he said "if Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, evacuates the 650,000 settlers, and dismantles the wall, what will become of Israel? It will come to an end."
“If we say that we want to wipe Israel out...C'mon, it's too difficult. It's not [acceptable] policy to say so. Don't say these things to the world,” he warned. “Keep it to yourself.”