September 25, 2007

Abbas Filmed Telling Security Chief: "Slaughter" Hamas

Hamas TV has aired a short videotape that seems to show Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas telling a security chief to "slaughter" Hamas' men.

The snippet shows Abbas at a photo opportunity, shaking the hand of a man in uniform. Apparently confident that the audio would never be aired, Abbas asks him "are you the commander of the operational force?" and the man answers in the affirmative. Abbas then says one word forcefully: "itbakh!" – which is Arabic for the imperative "slaughter."

Arab sources told NRG that the uniformed man is known as "Sinbad," and that he had been in charge of a Fatah force created to fight Hamas during the war between the terror groups in Gaza. The tape was apparently shot during the internecine war, and Abbas was telling "Sinbad" to slaughter the Hamas forces.