JERUSALEM – Palestinian Authority spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri claimed that Israel was behind the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, according to translations provided by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
Suggesting that it was too much of a coincidence that the attacks occurred when European support for a Palestinian state is at an all-time high, Al-Damiri wrote on his Facebook page:
Question: How come Europe has turned into the scene of terror attacks and murder of innocent civilians after the majority of European parliaments have recognized the State of Palestine, and after the expansion of the European boycott of products made in Israeli settlements? Is it possible that the timing of the targeting [of Europe] by IS and its offshoots is innocent and a coincidence? And why specifically Europe now that European popular and official support for Palestine is growing??? Help me understand and answer. Thank you!
On Thursday, Breitbart Jerusalem reported on Al-Damiri’s charge that both the U.S. and Europe were responsible for creating international terror by “exporting Jewish terror to Palestine” and are now “tasting the poison it prepared with its own hands.”
The Palestinian Authority has often claimed that the Islamic State, which orchestrated the attacks in Brussels that killed at least 31 people and wounded hundreds more, was jointly created by the U.S. and Israel.
Muwaffaq Matar, a member of PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Revolutionary Council, expounded on Al-Damiri’s conspiracy theory in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
We do not want to throw accusations, but why did the crimes and terrorist massacres of IS in France and Brussels coincide with the European Union’s first attempt to free itself of Israeli extortion and the Jewish persecution in Europe complex, and [coincide with] European members of parliament’s support of the Palestinian right [to statehood]?
Matar pointed to France’s leading role in pressuring Israel, and the fact that Brussels and the EU have been aiding the labeling and boycott of Israeli products made in Jewish settlements.
“How can we not allow ourselves to consider this background as the motive of those affected [i.e., Israel] by the new Europe to strike at its heart [i.e., Brussels],” the columnist asked.
We are talking about the motives of the heads of the [Zionist] project, who carried out a historic crime against a whole people in order to achieve authority to act as a proxy of the colonial states and powers – those people will not hesitate to use the latest tools of terror under their own labels [i.e., IS], and thus hit three birds with one terrorist bombing – the Palestinians, the Arabs, and Europe. … IS does not have all these abilities to attack whenever or however it wants, and there are those who have penetrated IS to the core because IS is their modern means to take revenge on Europe and rip out its heart.