Palestinian apologists in the US need to address this. Mahmoud Abbas, in a recent speech, told those present “to swarm the city of Jerusalem and destroy all Jewish people living there.”
Abbas is the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) which has been paying imprisoned terrorists and the families of those who died killing Jews. It’s not a new practice. And it is not going away.
Abbas, in an Arabic language speech at Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah that was heavy with threats of destruction, doubled down on the Palestinian government’s policy of using public money to pay convicted terrorists and their families, telling his audience, “We will not accept their designation of our martyrs as terrorists. Our martyrs are the martyrs of the homeland.”
The PA has many public faces in the United States, most recently Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. These women openly associate with groups that fund terrorism or advocate the murder of Israelis.
Locally, a number of New Hampshire politicians have stated support for these individuals or their movements. All of which tie them to the PA and its martyrs for murder lottery.
Local media, excluding this outlet, seem incapable of pressing New Hampshire House reps like Sherry Frost or any of our congressional delegation, all Democrats. Will you denounce these calls for ethnic and religious cleansing by members of your party or groups with whom you associate?
Or, do these Democrats agree that these ‘freedom fighters’ are martyrs and not murderers?
“We will not accept their designation of our martyrs as terrorists,” Abbas said. “Our martyrs are the martyrs of the homeland. We will not allow them to deduct a single penny from their money. All the money will go back to them, because the martyrs, the wounded, and the prisoners are the most sacred things we have.”
The American Left and its deep pockets are already funding violent domestic movements like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Should we expect them to start paying imprisoned activists or the families of leftists who died for the cause?
And if you can’t bring yourselves to denounce the practice in Israel, why should we believe you if you say you’d oppose that here?