by Daniel Greenfield
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas once again disproved international sources claiming he is a potential “peace partner” last Thursday, as he awarded a “Military Star of Honor” to a failed female terrorist who planted a bomb in a Jerusalem movie theater back in 1967.
It’s hard to find just one favorite Obama Muslim terrorist leader, but PLO’s Abbas would have to top the list.
Obama received terrorist leader Mahmoud Abbas, who refuses to stand for elections, at the White House.
“I have to commend President Abbas. He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors,” Obama said.Meanwhile Abbas just honored a failed movie theater bomber.
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas once again disproved international sources claiming he is a potential “peace partner” last Thursday, as he awarded a “Military Star of Honor” to a failed female terrorist who planted a bomb in a Jerusalem movie theater back in 1967.Terror victim dad Stephen Flatow calls her the local version of James Holmes.
In the ceremony, which was broadcast on official PA TV and translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Abbas stood beside the terrorist Fatima Barnawi, while the Secretary General of the Presidency Tayeb Abdel Rahim read aloud Abbas’s Presidential Decree honoring her.
“Fighter Fatima Barnawi – the first female prisoner of the revolution of modern Palestine – is granted the Award of Military Star of Honor,” read Rahim. He noted the award was “in appreciation for her pioneering role in the struggle, her sacrifice for her homeland and her people, and its revolution, and her willingness to give from the beginning until now.”
In the interview, Barnawi detailed her planned attack and claimed it wasn’t a failure because it sowed “fear throughout the world.”
“All my life I had dreamed about it,” Barnawi said. “We were supposed to place the explosives in the restroom or under one of the seats. I put them where we sat, near the middle (of the theater). …While we were leaving, the bomb was discovered. An American sitting behind us said: ‘the ladies forgot their bag.’ The usher came to take the bag and found a ticking clock. …They moved the people away and blew it up at the entrance.”
Famima Barnawi, as you’ll notice, is African.
Despite the myth that the Muslim settlers in Israel who call themselves Palestinians are some sort of ancient people who were always there, they actually consist of waves of Muslim colonizers many of whom came in the 20th century.
Like ISIS, the Muslim war against the indigenous Jewish population attracted Jihadists from around the world.
That’s where Famima Barnawi came from.
Most of those who inhabit today’s largely unknown “African Quarter,” however, are the descendants of Africans from Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan and Chad who made the pilgrimage to Mecca in recent generations, then visited Jerusalem, married Arab women and stayed. Others joined the Arab Liberation Army to fight the nascent State of Israel in 1948 and remained in Jordanian-held East Jerusalem.The “Palestinian perspective” comes from a Muslim guy from Chad who showed up, settled in a Jewish country and spent his time trying to kill Jews.
Jerusalem’s Old City is popularly divided into the Christian, Armenian, Muslim and Jewish Quarters — a term that actually refers to residences and not fourths. The African Quarter is one of several micro-communities, which include Indians, Domari Gypsies, Afghans, and Moroccans, that inhabit the Muslim Quarter, the walled city’s largest and most populous district.
The Afro-Palestinians are fervently committed to the Palestinian nationalist cause. According to Qous, most of the Afro-Palestinians of Jerusalem have served time in Israeli prison and the police know they are “a bad group.” As we spoke in his office, he was informed that his brother was arrested at a demonstration at the Damascus Gate protesting the IDF’s shooting of three Palestinians in Jenin.
Several members of the community have been convicted and imprisoned for terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. Ali Jiddah planted four hand grenades on Strauss Street in downtown Jerusalem in 1968. The blasts injured nine Israelis and Jiddah spent 17 years in Israeli prison. His cousin Mahmoud also served 17 years for a similar attack; the two were released in 1985 in a prisoner swap. Fatima Barnawi, daughter of a Nigerian father and Palestinian mother, has the dubious distinction of being the first female Palestinian arrested on terrorism charges. As a member of Fatah, she planted a bomb in the Zion Theater in downtown Jerusalem in October 1967. Although it didn’t explode, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison, of which she served 10 before being exiled.
After his release from prison in 1985, Jiddah worked first as a journalist, then started giving alternative tours of Jerusalem’s Old City, showing the Palestinian perspective of life under Israeli rule.
His father was from Chad, a member of the Salamat tribe who hailed from somewhere near the capital, N’Djamena.
The entire “Palestinian” narrative is equally a joke. The “Palestinians” are Egyptians, Syrians and assorted other foreign settlers.
Here’s Hamas’ Interior Minister admitting it a few years ago.
Allah be praised, we all have Arab roots, and every Palestinian, in Gaza and throughout Palestine, can prove his Arab roots – whether from Saudi Arabia, from Yemen, or anywhere. We have blood ties. So where is your affection and mercy?This entire “crisis” won’t end with a “Palestinian” state. That’s been tried and failed. It will end when the Muslim settlers and illegal aliens occupying Israel with their own brand of ISIS go home.
Personally, half my family is Egyptian. We are all like that. More than 30 families in the Gaza Strip are called Al-Masri [“Egyptian”]. Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis.
Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called Al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians. We are Arabs. We are Muslims. We are a part of you.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
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