ABBAS-FATAH MEDIA PRAISE TERRORISTS AGAIN
By Michael Widlanski Thursday, 09 February, 2006
Shortly after two Fatah terrorists were killed Thursday while trying to
blow up a crossing point from Gaza into Israel, the Fatah-controlled
Palestinian Authority media praised the men as "martyrs."
"The list of martyrs this week has now reached eleven," declared senior
Voice of Palestine radio commentator and anchorman Nizar Al-Ghul at 8 AM,
Voice of Palestine has included Islamic Jihad, Fatah and Hamas
terrorists-some who were shooting rockets into Israel-in its list of
The comments of the PA media and the actions of the various Palestinian
organizations raised serious questions about the conventional Israeli
government and Bush Administration that the regime of Mahmoud Abbas, who is
chairman of Fatah and the PLO (as well as PA president), is significantly
different from the Islamic groups inside Palestinian-controlled territory.
Dr. Michael Widlanski is a specialist in Arab politics and communication
whose doctorate dealt with the Palestinian broadcast media. He is a former
reporter, correspondent and editor, respectively, at The New York Times
,The Cox Newspapers-Atlanta Constitution, and The Jerusalem Post.
He has also served as Strategic Affairs Advisor to the Ministry of Public
Security, editing secret PLO Archives captured in Jerusalem.