Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed the Palestinians “will enter Jerusalem” with “millions of fighters”.
In a video uploaded to Abbas’ Facebook page on August 10, and reported this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI], the Palestinian president stated that the Palestinian people “shall remain [here], and nobody can remove us from our homeland.”
Showing his anti-Semitism, he accused Jews of being foreigners to the land, thus denying the Jewish history in Israel.
“If they want, they themselves can leave. Those who are foreign to this land have no right to it,” he falsely claimed. “So we say to them: Every stone you have [used] to build on our land, and every house you have built on our land, is bound to be destroyed, Allah willing.”
He claimed that Israel’s building work will go in the “garbage bin of history”, before making the audacious claim that the Palestinians descended from the Canaanites. “This land belongs to the people who live on it. It belongs to the Canaanites, who lived here 5,000 years ago. We are the Canaanites!”
The audience can then be heard chanting, “To Jerusalem we march, martyrs by the millions!”
Abbas responded to the chant by proclaiming, “We shall enter Jerusalem — millions of fighters! We shall enter it! All of us, the entire Palestinian people, the entire Arab nation, the Islamic nation, and the Christian nation… They shall all enter Jerusalem.”
During his speech, Abbas also rejected the labelling of Palestinian martyrs as terrorists, saying, “We will not accept their designation of our martyrs as terrorists. Our martyrs are the martyrs of the homeland,” Abbas said.
He then vowed, “we will not allow them to deduct a single penny from their money. All the money will go back to them, because the martyrs, the wounded, and the prisoners are the most sacred things we have.”
The Palestinian Authority pays monthly salaries to Palestinian terrorists who murder Jews. This is an ongoing policy and based on Abbas’s statement above, something that will never end. This is why there can never be peace.
Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, the historic homeland of the Jewish people.
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