Abu Mazen earns praise for plan to attend Peres funeral, but Fatah says he's 'destined for hell' and Hamas calls for 'days of rage'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President
But Israel's Arab MK's are being criticized for ignoring Peres' death, while Abu Mazen's Fatah faction has described Peres as 'destined for hell' and his Hamas rivals are calling for 'days of rage' in response to Peres' death.
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On the day after former Israeli President Shimon Peres passed away, Fatah demonized Peres as a murderer about to enter Hell. In a cartoon on Fatah's official Facebook page (shown above) Peres is shown trembling and handcuffed as the Grim Reaper shows or reads to Peres from an English language scroll the long list of "crimes" that the PA-Fatah accuse Peres of committing. In the background flames are seen, representing the fires of Hell that, according to Fatah, are awaiting Peres.
Likewise, official PA TV's "Israeli affairs expert" spoke about Peres. The "expert," an Israeli Arab named Fayez Abbas, described Peres as a man of war who should have been tried in the International Criminal Court, and as "the greatest fraud in the history of the Zionist movement." The essence of his message about Peres was that he succeeded in deceiving the entire world when he talked about peace:
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Official PA television is controlled by Abu Mazen....
And as you might imagine, Hamas has a lot to say.
The Hamas terror group urged Palestinians to hold a “Day of Rage” on Friday, coinciding with the state funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which will be held in Jerusalem on that day.
The call is meant to mark the one-year anniversary of the beginning of a wave of terror attacks, including stabbings and car-rammings throughout the West Bank and in Jerusalem, that launched in September 2015.
Hamas’s call follows a Wednesday statement by the group’s spokesman in Gaza that expressed happiness at Peres’s death.
A spokesman for the group, Sami Abu Zuhri, told AP on Wednesday that “the Palestinian people are very happy at the passing of this criminal who caused their blood to shed.”
Meanwhile, Abu Mazen expressed sorrow over Peres' death... at least in English.He added, “Shimon Peres was the last remaining Israeli official who founded the occupation, and his death is the end of a phase in the history of this occupation and the beginning of a new phase of weakness.”
In a statement, Abbas said he has sent a condolence letter to Peres’s family expressing “sorrow and sympathy.”
He called Peres a partner in reaching a “peace of the brave” with the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. The three men shared the 1994 Nobel Peace prize for reaching the Oslo interim peace accord.
Once again the 'Palestinian Authority' is speaking from both sides of its mouth.Abbas said Peres “exerted persistent efforts to reach a just peace from the Oslo agreement until the final moments of his life.”