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Can the Palestinian Authority be trusted?

The facts on the ground have shown us that they CANNOT! While Israel has consistently implemented decisions arrived upon in talks with the Palestinians, the latter have done absolutely nothing (click "Next" below for specific examples of Palestinian violations of agreements made with Israel), all the while criticizing Israel of not fulfilling its promises! They must believe the old adage that if you repeat lies often enough, people will eventually start believing them...

Not only have the Palestinians not fulfilled their ONLY obligation from the Sharm el Sheikh meeting, which was to cease (or even reduce) the level of violence, but Palestinian television is to this day broadcasting incitements to violence and to "continue the intifada". Not only are they inciting violence, but the broadcasts are of strong anti-Israel and antisemitic character.

"We with the help of God will meet next time in Jerusalem, because we are fighting in order to bring the victory to our prophets, every baby, every child, every man, every woman, and every older person, and all the youngsters, we will sacrifice ourselves for our holy places, and we will establish the guard on them, and are prepared to give 70 of our martyrs for every martyr of theirs in this campaign, because this is our holy land. We will continue to fight..."

-Yasser Arafat, 18 December 2001, in a speech in Ramallah (reported in Ma'ariv, English translation at http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=9345), two days after his "historical" speech in which he called--in Arabic (under European pressure)--for an end to suicide bombings and for a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel

Following is a transcript of a Friday sermon (October, 2000) in the Zayed bin Sultan Aal Nahyan mosque in Gaza, broadcast live on the official Palestinian Authority television. The speaker is Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, Member of the PA-appointed "Fatwa Council" and former acting Rector of the Islamic University in Gaza:

"Allah has purchased from the believers their persons and their property in return for the promise that they shall have paradise, for they fight in the cause of Allah, and they slay the enemy and are slain. This is a promise that He [Allah] has made incumbent upon Himself, as set out in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Koran..."

"Allah has purchased from the believers their persons and their property in return for the promise that they shall have paradise, for they fight in the cause of Allah, and they slay the enemy and are slain. This is a promise that He [Allah] has made incumbent upon Himself, as set out in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Koran..."

"...The Jews are the allies of the Christians, and the Christians are the allies of the Jews, despite the enmity that exists between them. The enmity between the Jews and the Christians is deep, but all of them are in agreement against the monotheists - against those who say, 'There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger,' that is - they are against you, O Muslims."

"Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them - and those who stand by them - they are all in one trench, against the Arabs and the Muslims - because they established Israel here, in the beating heart of the Arab world, in Palestine. They created it to be the outpost of their civilization - and the vanguard of their army, and to be the sword of the West and the crusaders, hanging over the necks of the monotheists, the Muslims in these lands. They wanted the Jews to be their spearhead ..."

"...Allah, deal with the Jews, your enemies and the enemies of Islam. Deal with the crusaders, and America, and Europe behind them, O Lord of the worlds. ..."