The Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership’s favorite — and probably most used — word in recent weeks is “crime.” This is the word that PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his senior officials in Ramallah have endorsed as part of their anti-Israel campaign of incitement. Almost every statement that is issued by the Palestinian leadership concerning Israel includes the word “crime.”
For Abbas and his officials, almost everything Israel does or says is a “crime.”
ّIn their world, building housing units for Jews in the West Bank or Jerusalem is a “crime.”
According to the logic of Abbas and his Palestinian officials, the killing of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered two of his Jewish co-workers and Israel’s subsequent demolition of his house is a “crime.”
As far as Abbas and other Palestinians are concerned, Israel’s security measures in response to terrorist attacks are also a “crime.” In other words, they are saying that Israel does not have the right to conduct hot pursuit after terrorists hiding in Palestinian cities or refugee camps. Each time the Israeli army enters a Palestinian city to arrest a terrorist, the Palestinians cry “crime”.