Palestinian despot and Murray McCully – two peas in a pod

Yesterday in Ramallah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (12 years into his four year term) linked global terror to the lack of resolution on the ‘Palestinian question’.

“The world is completely convinced that neither could the events taking place around us and across the world nor the issue of terrorism can be handled without solving the Palestinian question,” – said Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas

That is, the Palestinians believe that global terror (not even Middle Eastern terror, let alone just West Bank and Gaza terror) is solely the result of the perpetuation of the Israel/Palestinian conflict or the lack of resolution to “the Palestinian question”.  

If that’s the case, then that would imply that they are to blame for global terror – this is absurd.

Almost as absurd as some of McCully’s recent statements.

Abbas is in the same camp as New Zealand’s much-maligned Foreign Minister and resolution trophy seeker Murray McCully, who claims that Israeli settlements are the principal obstacle to peace in the Middle East.

Mahmoud Abbas’s statement above also appears to justify terror as a valid response to the situation in West Bank and Gaza borne out by Palestinian intransigence.

Here too, it seems that McCully and Abbas share the same view. McCully has previously refused to call Palestinian terror attacks as terrorism –  perhaps implying that he believes they are a justified response to a lack of resolution of the “Palestinian question” or that he doesn’t think it will be good for New Zealand’s chasing of the Islamic dollar if we describe Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis as terror.

When asked about the role of Palestinian terror in the current stalemate, McCully declined to distinguish between Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and the Israeli response to such attacks.

When pushed, he refused to call the current wave of stabbings, shootings, car-rammings and suicide bombings “terrorism”, snapping; “You can call it what you like…you choose your words, I’ll choose mine”.

 

-Times of Israel

 

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