How Peace Now is fueling the PA libel factory

PA foreign ministry condemns Israel's 'executions' of terrorist murderers, and relies on radical leftist Israelis for 'proof.'

Dalit Halevi ,

Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer
Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer
Gili Yaari/Flash 90

The Palestinian Authority's (PA) foreign ministry has condemned Israel's defensive actions in which attacking Arab terrorists have been killed - and in delegitimizing the self-defense, it relied upon the head of the radical leftist Peace Now organization.

In a statement on Wednesday, the PA foreign ministry claimed Israel conducts "cruel executions by occupation forces against young men, young women and Palestinian children on the roads, alleys and death checkpoints spread throughout the occupied Palestinian land."

To support its warped "execution" assessment of the security actions in response to lethal Palestinian terror attacks, the PA relied on none other than Peace Now head Yariv Oppenheimer, who took to Twitter on Tuesday to condemn terror victim Yonatan Azarihab, who despite being stabbed in Petah Tikva managed to kill his would-be murderer with his own knife.

He also condemned security forces for killing the Arab terrorist who went on a stabbing spree in Jaffa (Yafo) later the same day, wounding ten and murdering US tourist Taylor Force.

"In Petah Tikva and also Jaffa, videos show how the neutralization turns into an extra-judicial execution," wrote Oppenheimer on Twitter. "In the current atmosphere no media outlet dares to report and deal with the topic."

Latching onto the Peace Now head's words, the PA foreign ministry said these "executions" as it termed them "display the depth of the radicalism and the fascism that still rules in the circle of decision makers in Israel in their different political, judicial, military and media institutions, and they express a wide infrastructure of violent radicalism in Israel in the shadow of the ongoing development of the radical right."

The PA accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of trying "to avoid the international and regional pressure that seeks to revive the peace process and manage a serious negotiation, and he is doing so through an intentional escalation of the situation in parallel to an incitement campaign against our people and its leadership, and misleading the international community."

The PA accusations are ironic for several reasons, first because it was the PA which torpedoed the last peace talks in April 2014 when it signed a unity deal with the Hamas terrorist organization.

As for "incitement" and Israeli "radicalism," PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was just this week criticized by visiting US Vice President Joe Biden for his refusal to condemn the Arab terror attacks. As Netanyahu pointed out to Biden, Abbas' Fatah faction openly praised the murderer of the US citizen Taylor Force.

In the current wave of Arab terror the PA and Fatah have constantly been documented playing an active role in inciting the terrorism, and in at least three cases attacks have been conducted by PA Security Force members.