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Coronavirus: More Palestinian Libels Against Israel
by Khaled Abu Toameh • April 24, 2020 at 5:00 am
- By talking falsely about sick workers being smuggled through water drainage systems and Jews walking around and spitting, the Palestinian leadership is seeking to create the impression that Palestinians are under attack and must therefore defend themselves — by launching violent attacks against Israelis on the pretext of attempting to stop them from spreading a deadly disease.
- The international community, meanwhile, appears blithely unperturbed about the Palestinian leadership’s continued libels against Israel and their continuing incitement to murder.
- The indifference of the international community does not bode well for any future talk of peace or coexistence between Israel and the Palestinians. After all, why would any Palestinian want to make peace or live next to a Jew who, according to Palestinian leaders, is spreading a deadly disease and professedly trying to kill him?
The heavy downpour of rain last week prompted the Israeli authorities to open some water drainage systems in the West Bank to avoid flooding Palestinian-owned agricultural lands. Israel, in other words, wanted to prevent damage to Palestinian farmers, whose crops would have been destroyed in the flooding.
Some Palestinian officials, however, have exploited the Israeli move to claim, falsely, that this was one of Israel’s methods to spread the coronavirus among Palestinians.
What is the connection between the water drainage systems and the coronavirus?
According to the Palestinian officials, Israel opened the drainage systems to allow Palestinian workers (in Israel) to “infiltrate” back to their homes without having to undergo tests for the virus and be placed under quarantine by the Palestinian Authority. (The PA assumes that most of these workers contracted the disease after coming into contact with Israelis.)