The Palestinian Authority authorities brutally beat unarmed Hamas protesters in Hebron with batons, leaving some bleeding on the streets. If this had been Israeli authorities, this item would have received headline news all across the world, with even the United Nations getting involved to denounce Israel with resolutions. Yet, since the violence against the Hamas protestors came from the Palestinian Authority, the world is silent.

Don’t misunderstand, we much prefer the infighting between these two terror groups instead of their horrendous violence against Israel.

Hamas & Palestinian Authority Violence

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have a history of deadly violence. Mass media and Western politicians tend to forget that Hamas came to power in Gaza by violently overthrowing the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, Fatah. Hamas literally murdered Palestinian Authority officials, hunted them down and executed them in the streets as part of its Gaza coup.

To say the two groups hate each other is an understatement. They only ones they jointly hate more than each other is Israel.

Rage on the Streets

Hamas supporters across Judea, Samaria and Gaza were celebrating a ‘day of rage’ to mark the 31st anniversary of the founding of Hamas, an internationally recognized terror organization based in Gaza.

Evidently the Palestinian Authority were not so happy about these “celebrations” and their forces in Judea and Samaria cracked down on a Hamas protest in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, beating demonstrators with batons and throwing stun grenades.

Videos show that the Palestinian Authority security forces used violence against both male and female demonstrators in Hebron.

An Associated Press cameraman said Palestinian police brutally beat Hamas activists to disperse the protest, injuring five and arresting 15.

This is Hamas

Fatah are also terrorists

While sometimes the world likes to focus on Hamas as a terror organization, we can’t forget that Fatah as well are terrorists. Here is but one small piece of evidence:

On September 5, 2018, the anniversary of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics was marked, in which 11 Israelis were murdered[1]. The Fatah Movement, which carried out the terrorist attack, mentioned the anniversary of the event in posts posted on its official Facebook pages. These posts glorified the attack (“a high-quality military operation”) and praised its perpetrators. The terrorists who carried out the murder are referred to in the post of the Fatah Movement in Nablus as “the heroes of the Munich operation;” and in the post of the Fatah Movement in Bethlehem they are referred to as “heroes of the Fatah Movement, sons of Yasser [Arafat].” The portrayal of the terrorist attack in Munich is also expressed favorably in a Palestinian Authority history textbook, in which the murder is described as an act carried out by Fedayeen (who sacrifice their lives by carrying out a military operation) with the aim of “attacking Israeli interests abroad” (History Studies, 11th Grade, Part 2 (2017), p. 54).