Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence and Markup of H. Res 293, Expressing Concern Over Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Incitement Within the Palestinian Authority, Hearing and Markup Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 22, 2015 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the October 22, 2015 hearing and markup titled "Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence and Markup of House Resolution 293, Expressing Concern Over Anti-Israel an Anti-Semitic Incitement Within the Palestinian Authority." From the opening statement of the Honorable Edward Royce, "This morning we consider the recent wave of terror that has gripped Israel. In a span of weeks, Palestinian militants have attacked more than 100 Jewish men, women, and children. Ten of those who have been knifed have died. A 2-year-old toddler, a 13-year-old on a bike, a 70-year-old woman on a bus are among those who were wounded. This is terrorism at its core when anyone who steps outside could be next. These attacks, mainly stabbings, have been driven by a deliberately misleading message. Palestinian Authority officials and extremist clerics have falsely claimed that Israelis are trying to change the status quo by limiting Muslim access to the Temple Mount/al-Aqsa Mosque compound that is holy to both faiths. The calls for killing have been amplified on social media as Arabic hashtags like 'the knife intifada,' 'poison the knife before you stab,' and 'slaughtering the Jews,' rapidly spread a message to attack those who are Jewish. Palestinian President Abbas regrettably has joined the hate speech. Israel is contending with a deep-seated hatred, nurtured by Palestinian leaders over many years in mosques, in schools, in newspapers, and on television channels." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Elliott Abrams, Jonathan Schanzer, and David Makovsky.
House Hearing 114-111; Serial Number 114-111
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