Mahmoud Abbas is the President of the Palestinian Authority. Both he and his ruling party, Fatah, have repeatedly argued that they only support "peaceful resistance" against Israel. When Palestinians commit murderous assaults against Israelis, they call it a "private" and "spontaneous natural response" to "Israeli aggression."
But are the attacks unplanned, private and spontaneous?
Dear Rena and Amichai Ariel,
I’m writing to you with deep sorrow in my heart. I try to imagine your loss from the brutal murder of your lovely daughter, and I cannot. As a Palestinian Christian who grew up in Gaza, I can tell you that my heart is broken and I mourn with you the loss of lovely Hallel.
Last Thursday, after a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated Kiryat Arba and murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her home, Shuki Gilboa and others in the community's security team rushed to the scene and confronted the knife-wielding terrorist. The terrorist was shot and killed, but Gilboa was seriously wounded during the confrontation and lost his right eye.