Abbas promises to continue paying families of martyrs, receives applause at U.N. General Assembly
Elior Levy
Published: 26.09.19, 23:25
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1. How could Jerusalem be eternal capitol of Palestinians
Expert   (09.27.19)
When it never was used as a capital by anyone other than the Jews? When Jordan had it was it their capitol? Was it capitol of England before that? Was it capitol of Turkey and the Ottoman republic before that? Mr. Abbas has a rather unusual understanding of the word "eternal".
2. Abbas
Boaz   (09.27.19)
As long as you continue denying Jews ownership of Jerusalem, you'll have no country, no peace, no arabs left in Judea and Samaria.
3. Canceling agreement equals Abbas is going back to Tunis
Alex   (09.27.19)
4. Abbas wants money for martyrs to encourage Pals to kill Jews
Sam ,   Montreal   (09.27.19)
He wants conferences that will force Jews to give up territory and prisoners. Nowhere do Pals say that peace includes a Jewish state. Peace to Palestinians means Israel and the West Bank are Muslim controlled as during the Ottoman period.
5. Mr.
Roland Seener ,   London   (09.27.19)
Abbas is promoting terrorists who would kill me and a member of my family.And I don't like it He is an accessory to murder,! So what is the Government going to do about it ?
6. At least he's a terrorist and proud of that! What are we?!!!
7. I'm Israeli Zionist From A Muslim Background
Proud Israeli   (09.27.19)
And I think this is ridiculous. They want to pay terrorists for killing Israeli citizens, how barbaric can you be? And why are they calling them martyrs, they are not martyrs, just dead people who wasted their lives and will find nothing on the other side. I come from a Muslim background but I'm not brainwashed. If they want peace then they need to work with Israel in achieving that. But acting like fanatics will only waste their lives and keep them in this idiotic mindset. Israel has changed this desert land into a Beautiful country. Israel can help them advance and prosper if they seek peace. If they were smart then that's what they would pursue.
8. Unfortunately Abbas Is Correct
DSM ,   USA   (09.27.19)
No matter what Bibi or Gantz due in the matter of increasing the security zone around Israel, the international community will put enough pressure on them that they will stop short of their goal. It has already happened several times during Bibi's tenure.
9. Soldier or Terrorist?
Mark ben Josef ,   USA   (09.27.19)
Both sides use overblown rhetoric. Abbas uses "martyrs, prisoners, and heroes." Netanyahu, the IDF and the Israeli press over-use "terrorist."

Is an enemy soldier killing another soldier from ambush in a war, a terrorist? Were the French or Dutch Resistance terrorists? Are all POWs terrorists? Are all resistance fighters not wearing uniforms terrorists?

Was Gilad Shalit a kidnapped child or a captured soldier and POW or a terrorist laying siege to 2 million civilians? Does wantonly killing a child make one a hero because he wears an IDF uniform? What about killing wounded POWs?

Now that Hamas wears uniforms, are they as much soldiers as the IDF? Is a child a terrorist for slapping a soldier who just shot her little brother in the face?
10. The behaviour of Mahmoud Abbas
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn Holland   (09.27.19)
He only blames others, for the umptieth time, since he followed up Yasser Arafat. He does not learn from his mistakes. He must try to change his behaviour for a chance,when wants to be taken seriously. He is nothing more than a coward and criminal dictator.
11. Who takes him still seriously?
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn Holland   (09.27.19)
12. Abbas does his bit for peace
steve ,   b/s   (09.27.19)
13. Has Abbas lost his marbles?
Sammy ,   Newcastle   (09.27.19)
He boasts...'Even if I had only one penny, I would've given it to the families of the martyrs, prisoners and heroes..'

So the morbid joke that goes around..

'Stubbed your toe? Cut your finger? Just tell Abbas you are a martyr and you are set up for LIFE

Its estimated now that up to 30% of the ENTIRE PA ANNUAL Revenue goes to a few criminal families he dubs as 'heroes' FREE WITH NO TIME LIMIT and its two fingers to everyone else

As for poor old Abbas and his last pennies? Never fear HIS STUPENDOUS WEALTH just keeps on growing

14. But I have hundreds of millions
Eliyahu   (09.28.19)
"Even if I had only one penny, I would've given it to the families of the martyrs, prisoners and heroes," said Abbas and received a round of applause from the crowd."

But since I have siphoned off hundreds of millions I won't give them a penny.

Is there any doubt when this is applauded that they hate Yisrael?
15. Shalit admits he was a captured child
Eliyahu   (09.28.19)
16. Of course Germany will finance the ALWAYS !!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.28.19)
17. USA must stop all foreign aid to Abbas supporters.
David ,   Hartford USA   (09.29.19)
Any state that supports Abbas, (just check the video), should have its foreign aid stopped. President Trump, did you hear me?
18. UN is a front for Islamic Fascist aspirations.Simple as that
19. To pay...
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn Holland   (10.01.19)
He must pay those from his own pocket/money. Otherwise he is corrupt and a thief. Terrorism must not pay.
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