Monday, September 30, 2002

It's well-established that Saeb Erekat tells lies to the global media because he knows he won't be fact-checked.

His latest comes in response to an Amnesty International report which criticizes the PA for not taking action against terrorists who target children.

"The Palestinian Authority has always stood to condemn all attacks on Israeli civilians, not just children. It's really unfair to put the blame on the Palestinian Authority, which is being crippled and systematically destroyed by the Israelis," he said.

Not even PA officials buy this line from Erekat (see blog entry immediately below).

(The Amnesty report is itself disturbing because it implies a moral equivalence between Islamikaze bombings and cases where children have been killed by the IDF in the course of dealing with violence by Palestinians).

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