Palestinian Authority: Israel to Blame for Paris Terrorist Attacks
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Nov 17
Though prominent terrorist organizations have condemned the Islamic State attacks on Paris, the Palestinian Authority (PA) lays the blame for the attacks on Israel.
Christian Today reports that the leaders of Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad--groups recognized by many Western countries as terrorist organizations--have condemned the horrific Paris attacks that left over 120 dead and more than 300 wounded.
However, the PA says Israel, not the Islamic State, is to blame for the attacks.
The PA has said that Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad, is responsible for the bombings. In a statement in its official newspaper, the PA claimed that “Israel will benefit” from the Paris attacks.
Palestinian National Council member Bassam Abu Sharif also stated criticized Western leaders for not taking a stand against Israel.
Ironically, the PA has been supported by the West in their efforts to establish a new Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria, and parts of Jerusalem.
To add to the irony, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah described the Paris attacks as “barbaric,” and said, “Our people in this region know very well this terrorism the 'Islamic State' has carried out in the French capital. The 'Islamic State' will not last long.”
Similarly, Hamas stated, “we pay our deep condolences to the families of the victims and we wish France safety and security.”
Photo: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with U.S. Secreatary of State John Kerry
Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
Publication date: November 17, 2015