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PA gets $50m from US, then calls for terror against US soldiers (PMW-Palestinian Media Watch) By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook 09/06/05)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Palestinian Authority hatred of the United States is so deeply ingrained in its ideology that it continues to openly promote vicious anti-American hatred - even right after signing a deal to receive $50 million in direct aid from the US.

Radio and television sermons by senior PA religious officials in the past week have presented the US as foremost among the "heretical" countries, and as an enemy trying to dismantle the Islamic world.

In the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, one religious leader called for Iraqis to intensify terrorist uprisings against American soldiers.

The timing of these anti-US sermons is particularly significant - and not just because they come on the heels of the $50-million grant from the US. The PA has received considerable worldwide criticism for the hatred and calls for violence in its official sermons. In recent months, it has been reported that the texts of these sermons are now presented to PA officials for approval before the public broadcasts.

The following is the report of the recent signing of an agreement for $50 million in US aid to the PA, followed by the two Palestinian Authority sermons of September 2, 2005.

... "The [Palestinian] National Authority yesterday signed an agreement with the US Government, to the value of 50 million dollars. According to the agreement, Washington will provide the National Authority with a grant for funding housing and infrastructure projects. On the Palestinian side, Finance Minister Dr. Salam Fayad, signed [the agreement] and for the American side, the US Consul General, Jacob Willis, and the vice manager of the US Agency for International Development, David Harden, signed the agreement".
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 25, 2005]

Yusuf Abu Sneina, Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque

"Anyone who watches closely the nature of our world today, can see that the heretical countries - first and foremost, the USA - have succeeded greatly in tearing our Islamic world apart by disintegrating and splitting up more than one Islamic state, intending to weaken it, disperse [its citizens] and plunder its resources… It is terrorism, and there´s no choice but to fight it.

"As regards Iraq, there is much to say about it. The USA has composed a draft of the Iraqi Constitution in a way that it will serve US interests and enhance the disintegration of Iraq´s unity. The new constitution includes federal solutions, which are dividing Iraq into small countries…

"A federal government hides behind it; the seeds of a future civil war… The USA is planning to rule Saudi Arabia and disintegrate it, too, despite the close friendly relations between the two countries...

"Is the USA going to fulfill its ambitions and aggressive plans? And, for how long shall the submission and surrender to the plans of the enemies of the [Islamic] nation?" [Yusuf Abu Sneina, Voice of Palestine, September 2, 2005. For another example of an officially endorsed Palestinian Authority sermon delivered by Abu Sneina, click here]

Yusuf Jum´a Salamah, PA Minister of the Waqf and Religious Affairs, in the presence of Mahmoud Abbas and other senior PA officials

... "We say to the dear, heroic Iraqi nation, turn this incident [the accidental death of 1,000 Iraqis] into an opportunity for resisting [term regularly used by PA to describe terrorist attacks] the [American] occupation, for uniting families, for unifying the forces and for opposition to the policy of dismantling Iraq and dividing it geographically."
[Yusuf Jum´a Salamah, Official Friday sermon, PA TV, September 2, 2005]






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