Ahead of a critical municipal election, the political party of “moderate” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is soliciting support based on its prolific violence against Israelis.
A post appearing on the official Facebook page of Abbas’ Fatah faction listed its most cherished achievements, chief among them its claim to have killed 11,000 Israelis.
The list, which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch, went on to note that Fatah instigated both of the Palestinian terrorist uprisings against Israel (the First and Second intifadas).
It is widely reported that Fatah is concerned about losing to Hamas in several key “West Bank” municipalities in the October 8 election. The public boasting about killing Israelis is seen as an effort to mobilize votes for the group.
In other words, it would appear that the number of Israelis a group has killed is directly tied to its ability to win Palestinian elections.
And Israel is supposed to make peace with these people.