Murdered members of Udi Fogel family
“Why should America continue to fund the Palestinian Authority when its own apparatus is responsible for incitement to murder and violence and terrorism and has carried out repeated terrorist attacks against civilians?”
This is just one of multiple questions fired away by WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on his WABC Radio show during an interview with PA spokesperson Dmitri Diliani.
The confrontational interview, audio from which is linked below, took place in the wake of the weekend’s bloody massacre in which Palestinian assailants brutally stabbed to death five members of the Udi Fogel family, including a 3-month-old infant, inside their home in the Jewish village of Itamar.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the “military wing” of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, at first released a pamphlet taking responsibility for the attack and then quickly retracted the statement.
Top sources in the Brigades leadership in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, however, confirmed to WND that members of the Fatah group planned and helped to carry out the attack.
After Diliani repeatedly claimed to Klein that his Fatah organization condemns violence and supports peace, Klein ended the interview, but not before lashing into the Palestinian spokesperson.
“Yeah, you condemn violence,” Klein exclaimed sarcastically. “I can’t hear any more of this.”
Continued Klein: “You condemn violence as a Palestinian, probably from your party, just slit the throat of a Jewish infant and as your president, Mahmoud Abbas, just dedicated a square to an infamous Palestinian murderer.”
Audio of the interview can be heard below:
Klein was referring to reports that Abbas’s Fatah faction yesterday – just one day after the terrorist massacre in Itamat – named a town square after the jihadist leader of a 1978 bus hijacking in which 35 Israelis were killed.
Klein asked Diliani to comment on those reports as well as the rampant incitement to violence evidenced in the official PA media in the days and weeks before the Itamar attack.
Just one day before the assault, Sabri Saidam, advisor to and under-secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, delivered a speech in which he emphasized that weapons must be turned towards the “main enemy [Israel]” and that internal differences of opinion must be set aside.
In the week leading up to the terrorist attack, Palestinian Media Watch reported the PA announced plans for a football tournament named after the first female Palestinian suicide bomber, Wafa Idris, who killed one and reportedly injured more than 150 when she blew herself up in Jerusalem in January 2002.
Earlier, Abbas’ representative, Azzam Al-Ahmed, member of the Fatah Central Committee, was the guest of honor at a Palestinian scout ceremony in which buildings representing Jewish residents of the West Bank were blown up.
In December, Abbas granted the relatives of a Palestinian terrorist $2,000 as part of a regular PA campaign that supports so-called “shahids” or “martyrs” who die while attacking Jews.