Below are two of the latest Palestinian blood libels for Christmas 2001.
-- Tom Gross
Headline: "Israel steals body parts from martyrs to use in hospitals"
December 24, 2001
Excerpts from the text:
"When the occupying authority holds the bodies of martyrs. it does so in order to hide the traces of its crimes. The witnesses and evidence prove that the occupation forces torture the bodies of the martyrs on purpose and fire bullets into them at close range. There are clear indicators that the occupying authorities steal body parts of the martyrs during the holding process, in order to use them in Israeli hospitals, especially for Israeli patients in need of transplants. After they seize the body parts of the martyrs, they bury the corpses under dubious circumstances, scorning humanitarian values and moral and religious regulations. Legal authorities noted that the occupation's refusal to surrender the bodies of the martyrs to their families is intended to hide the truth of their non humanitarian practices on the bodies of the martyrs."
[Above translation courtesy Palestinian Media Watch.]
ARAFAT'S NEWS AGENCY CIRCULATES STATEMENT THAT "ARAFAT, LIKE JESUS, SUFFERS AT HANDS OF THE JEWS"
Wafa circulates statement that "Arafat, like Jesus, suffers at hands of the Jews"
Yasir Arafat's official news agency, WAFA, has revived the medieval deicide charge against the Jewish people, by circulating a statement asserting that "Jesus suffered on the hands of the Jews and Arafat is facing the same now."
Arafat's WAFA news agency distributed a "news" article on Christmas Eve, in which it quoted a Palestinian Arab resident of Bethlehem saying, "Jesus had suffered on the hands of the Jews and we and our President are facing the same now."
"THE JEWS KILLED JESUS"
Other recent examples of Palestinian anti-Semitism:
* "The Jews Killed Jesus": An editorial on the web site of Arafat's Fatah movement on April 15, 2001 stated: "Today on April 15, 2001, while we are celebrating the days of Passover, Sharon's hostile acts remind us of what his predecessors did to Christ."
[Above information courtesy of a journalist subscriber to this email list.]