The Phony Palestinian Referendum
The mainstream media is spreading absolute nonsense about the so-called “referendum” Mahmoud Abbas is pushing on Hamas: Abbas extends Hamas deadline on Israel.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave the governing Hamas party on Tuesday three more days to accept a document that implicitly recognizes Israel, threatening to bring the issue to a national referendum.
The PLO Executive Committee accepted the document, authorizing Abbas to call a referendum on it, said Yasser Abed Rabbo, a senior Palestinian official.
Abbas’ deadline expired Tuesday, but he gave the militant Islamic group more time due to pressure from other officials.
On Monday, Abbas ruled out any changes in the 18-point document negotiated by Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli lockup. It accepts a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, implying recognition of Israel next to it.
Notice the weasel words “implicit” and “implying.” The media use these words because the fact is that this document, written by terrorists and mass murderers serving jail sentences for their crimes, contains no recognition of Israel. It’s another phony ploy by the Palestinians, in a long line of phony “peace initiatives” staged for the benefit of the West and our endlessly gullible/dishonest media.
Honest Reporting points out the truth about this latest Palestinian Big Lie: The Prisoners’ ‘Peace’ Plan.