You’re going to have to ask yourself why you haven’t heard the Obama administration condemn Abbas’ promotion of a convicted terroist sitting in an Israeli prison to the rank of general. A Jew wants to build a home in Jerusalem and all hell breaks loose, while the Arabs promote terrorism at every turn.KGS
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has promoted a man who commanded a Palestinian terror unit to the rank of major-general. Mahmoud Damra, commander of Yasser Arafat’s personal guard and terror unit called Force 17, was responsible for the planning and logistic coordination of numerous terror attacks in which many people were killed. Among those killed in the terror attacks commanded by Damra were US citizens Esh-Kodesh Gilmore and the couple Binyamin and Talia Kahane in the year 2000. Damra has been imprisoned in Israel since 2006.
The following is from the Palestinian daily Al-Quds:
“President Mahmoud Abbas decided to promote the prisoner Mahmoud Damra, [known as] Abu Awad, commander of the ‘President’s Security Force 17,’ to the rank of major-general.”