UK media silent as party of ‘moderate’ PA president celebrates killing ‘11,000 Israelis’

UK Media Watch

From Palestinian Media Watch:

Fatah [the party of Mahmoud Abbas] yesterday posted a list of Fatah’s achievements on behalf of Palestinians. Significantly, Fatah did not cite even one peace-seeking or peace-promoting achievement, but only listed Fatah acts of violence and terror. Fatah even boasted that its attacks have killed 11,000 Israelis.

Though PMW notes that the number “is a gross exaggeration”, such celebrations over the murder of Jews is common for Fatah and the Palestinian Authority – representing an extremist political culture which the British media almost always ignores.

Let’s put it this way to provide perspective: If Likud held an official celebration to brag that Likud governments had killed thousands of Muslims/Palestinians, is there any question that it would be contextualized by the media as (at the very least) an indication of the dangerous Israeli drift towards the extreme right, ultra-nationalism or even fascism?

Yet, Abbas is still characterized…

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