I’ve Killed More Jews Than You Have. So There!
Why are the Arab enemies of Israel so concerned about the number of dead Jews? Just who are they competing with? Who cares who killed more Jews?
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Numbers seem to be important to people who hate Jews. And now, we see the “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) playing the numbers game with the Hamas opponents challenging his rule in the upcoming elections this October. I’m waiting for a post by Hamas saying that THEY have killed more Jews than Fatah. As an aside, it is interesting that the Facebook post in which this grandiose claim was made has been taken down. I doubt it violated Facebook policy because lots of antisemitic stuff seems okay to them, but I do wonder why it has been removed.
The Facebook post was translated by Palestinian Media Watch — Palwatch — and uploaded to Twitter.
— Emet News Service (@EmetNews) August 3, 2016
Most articles I have seen on Abbas’ claim to have killed 11,000 Jews are satisfied with describing the dry facts on the Facebook post, which Palwatch says is “a gross exaggeration”. A Newsweek article differs from the other news reports in one way: While the verbiage is about the same as other reports I have read on the topic, they added a short video at the top of the article.
Below are some screenshots to give the gist of the video. (They did not provide a means to embed the video here so go to the link of the article to see the video in its entirety.) As you look over these screenshots, think about what context the video seeks to establish for readers before they read about how many Jews Abbas has supposedly killed. You might want to ask yourself why this video, connected with the French “peace talks,” is appended to an article about killing Jews.
I don’t know about you, but to me it seems to be saying that killing Jews is justified given that Israel is eating away at supposedly Arab land (like a termite, remember?), taking it over by occupation and settlement. Never mind the facts. Who cares about the fact that the Jewish communities are only being built in regions the PA agreed at Oslo should be under Israeli jurisdiction? Anyone care?
Numbers Are Important To Jew Haters
Numbers have been used by anti-Israel propagandists to “prove” that Israel has genocidal ambitions vis a vis our Arab neighbours. For example, more Gazan civilians were killed in the 2014 hostilities than Jews, and more Arabs in the Palestinian Authority (PA) — i.e., terrorists — have been killed in this latest intifada than Jews. This is true; but this fact has been used out of context to accuse Israel of genocide; it is beyond the scope of the current article to show how and why that is so other than to remind you that Israel was defending itself against missiles aimed at civilian populations on the one hand and knife and vehicular attacks on civilians on the roads and in the streets on the other hand. But who really cares about facts, eh?
In addition, we’ve all seen the videos of Palestinian Arabs ululating and handing out sweets in honour of terrorist murder of Jews. In a previous post, I cynically wondered if a greater number of sweets are handed out when they manage to kill more Jews in any one attack.
And now, Abbas is suggesting that his party, Fatah, should be the one to win the next election because Fatah has killed more Jews than Hamas. Sounds like a good reason, no? Let’s go and kill a few more Jews to increase our rating in the polls!