A top Palestinian Authority official turned a graduation speech into an opportunity to praise Palestinian terrorists. Arutz Sheva's Ari Soffer reports that the Fatah member, speaking at a ceremony for a UN-sponsored school, celebrated terrorist stabbings:
Abbas Zaki, a leading member of the Fatah Central Committee, made the speech at UNRWA Ramallah Women's Training Center and Educational Science Faculty's graduation ceremony, which was held at the Palestinian Red Crescent headquarters in Ramallah.
His speech - which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) - included glowing praise of fatal knife and rock attacks during the recent wave of Arab terrorism. Scores of Israelis - most of them civilians - and a number of US citizens were murdered in the attacks, which also included a number of shootings, and hundreds more were wounded.
Echoing incitement by Hamas preachers in Gaza, Zaki lionized the attackers for in his words "imposing a curfew on Israel."
"The determination, willpower, and willingness to die for a dignified life are present among the youth who carried a knife after the disappearance of the Arab leadership, including the Palestinian (leadership)," he told students...