As the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in New York approaches, not everyone is convinced it was the militant Muslim world that carried out the biggest terror attack ever on American soil,
Even though it is well-known that the hijackers of the two planes that flew into the towers were mainly from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, many Arabs around the world believe (you guessed it) that it was in fact Israel who perpetrated the attacks and not Muslim terrorists.
Even though the weight of evidence proves beyond any doubt that it was Muslim militants who carried out the heinous attacks, the Palestinian Authority TV ran a section last week showing a 12-story Hamas headquarters building being toppled by Israel, splicing that footage with the footage of the 9/11 attack in New York, and suggesting, all these years later, that Israel “did it.”
Despite the fact that during the attacks more than 3,000 people were killed and, at the time, Al Qaeda proudly took responsibility. the conspiracy theories in the Arab and Muslim world still abound, and no-less-so than in the Palestinian territories.
In the clip on Palestinian Authority TV, Israeli planes are seen destroying the Hamas building in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, spliced with a clip of planes boring into the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attack. In Arabic and English, a subtitle states, “Same Terrors,” implying that the party responsible for the one attack is responsible for the other.
Palestinian Media Watch, which distributed the footage, after having translated it into English, said:
“Unfortunately the PA did not provide its viewers with all the facts. The Gaza building held a large Hamas command center, from which terrorists were dispatched. There were no terrorists at the World Trade Center, that attack was aimed at civilians. In addition, Israel warned those in the Gaza building that an attack was coming. Those in the WTC received no warning.”
Furthermore, say PMW, “No one was killed in the Gaza attack, unlike in the World Trade Center, where nearly 3,000 innocent civilians were killed.”
Nevertheless, the Arab world believes what it wants to believe in the case of 9/11 with numerous posters on the internet offering various conspiracy theory clips to prove their point. One of the main allegations of the theories is that no Jews died in the 9/11 attacks, an allegation that simply isn’t true as many Jews were killed on that fateful day.
It remains to be seen whether or not ISIS will choose this September 11 to carry out another attack on American civilians, which they will no doubt blame on Israel if it happens, regardless of the facts.