of Israeli "executions"
- PA news agency about terrorist stabbers: "Unarmed Palestinians" have been "executed... on pretexts and empty excuses"
- PA Minister of Justice ignored and denied stabbings:"Israel is waging a one-sided campaign""The occupation is using the excuse that they tried to stab... and other baseless excuses"
- PA TV about terrorist who attacked police with a knife in each hand:"Occupation soldiers... executed 28-year-old Sa'id Al-Amru... under the pretext that he tried to carry out a stabbing operation"Israel "targeted" him to "prevent Arabs from defending Jerusalem and Palestine"
- PLO "called on the Palestinian factions and forces, associations, and unions to escalate the popular struggle against the occupation"
The official PA news agency WAFA announced that Israel is carrying out "summary executions and daily killing[s]" of "unarmed Palestinians," and claimed several "citizens" had been "executed... on pretexts and empty excuses." [WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 19, 2016]
One of these allegedly "unarmed" citizens was a Jordanian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli border police officers at the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs released footage of the attack in which terrorist Sa'id Al-Amru can be seen attacking the officers with a knife in each hand. [Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs YouTube channel, Sept. 19, 2016]
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Official PA TV was quick to portray this as a deliberate "targeted" killing to deter other Arabs from coming to Jerusalem and "defending" it:
A PA official interviewed on the program supported this claim:
Another terrorist stabber, Hatem Al-Shaloudi, can be seen on security camera footage pulling out a knife and stabbing an Israeli soldier [Israeli TV Channel 2, Sept. 17, 2016]:
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As with the other stabber, PA TV claimed Israel had "executed" terrorist Hatem Al-Shaloudi "under the pretext that he had stabbed a soldier":
The official PA daily even sowed doubt about the attack, stating that Israel "claimed as usual" that a stabbing had taken place:
Amir Jamal Al-Rajabi and Muhannad Jamil Al-Rajabi were two terrorists, who on Sept. 19, 2016, stabbed and wounded an Israeli border police officer near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The two terrorists were shot and killed by Israeli officers during the attack.
The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs stated that the killing of terrorist Al-Shaloudi was an example of Israel's "summary executions" that constitute "organized Israeli terror." [WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 19, 2016]
The Palestinian National Council, which is the legislative body of the PLO, encouraged Palestinians to "defend" themselves, and to "escalate the popular struggle":
The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement emphasized in a statement two days ago that "the occupation forces are targeting the blood of the Palestinians and doing as they please with it..." and warned that this would have "serious consequences," possibly alluding to an escalation of the violence. Fatah Movement Secretary in Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith repeated the libel that Israel targets Palestinians deliberately:
The following are longer excerpts of the reports mentioned above.
A list of the Palestinian terror attacks between Sept. 16 and 20, 2016 are listed below:
Sa'id Al-Amru - 28-year-old Jordanian journalist who attacked Israeli border police officers with a knife in each hand, trying to stab them at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City on Sept. 16, 2016. The officers shot and killed Al-Amru, and found additional knives on his person as well. Jordan condemned the officers' killing of Al-Amru and denied that he tried to carry out a terror attack. However, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented security camera footage of the incident clearly showing Al-Amru trying to stab the officers.
Muhammad Kayed Al-Rajabi - 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at the Jilbar checkpoint in Hebron on Sept. 16, 2016. In response Israeli soldiers shot and killed Al-Rajabi.
Firas and Raghad Al-Khaddour - Palestinian terrorists, an engaged couple, who carried out a car ramming attack against 3 Israeli youth, injuring them, at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on Sept. 16, 2016. Firas was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers and Raghad was injured and transferred to an Israeli hospital. Raghad left a will stating her reason for participating in the attack was that her sister, Majd Al-Khaddour, was killed at the same junction on June 24, 2016, when she carried out a car ramming attack.
Hatem Al-Shaloudi - 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Sept. 17, 2016. Al-Shaloudi was shot and killed in response by Israeli soldiers. Security camera footage of the incident clearly shows Al-Shaloudi stabbing the soldier.
Ayman Al-Kurd - 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist with Israeli resident status who stabbed and wounded 2 Israeli police officers near Herod's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City on Sept. 19, 2016. One of the officers shot and wounded Al-Kurd.
Amir Jamal Al-Rajabi and Muhannad Jamil Al-Rajabi - Two Palestinian terrorists and relatives, aged 18 and 21 respectively, who on Sept. 19, 2016, stabbed and wounded an Israeli border police officer next to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The two terrorists were shot and killed by Israeli officers during the attack.