As recently recirculated video shows, Palestinians took to the streets after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, dancing and cheering.
Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, posted the video on Twitter earlier this week on May 21, and it has steadily gained traction, New York Post reported.
Never forget: The Palestinians celebrated 9/11 in 2001! pic.twitter.com/YIfGJJ9uHm— Yair Netanyahu 🇮🇱 (@YairNetanyahu) May 20, 2021
“The V sign for victory being displayed in East Jerusalem today among jubilant Palestinians that the United States had been subject to this attack,” reads then-Fox News reporter Brit Hume. “We’re seeing people applauding, clapping, smiling, happy to know that thousands of Americans have died in this sneak attack.”
The footage was captured by Reuters shortly after the attacks. The news agency sent the video to clients such as Fox News, CNN, and NBC, which used it as part of their ongoing coverage of the US attacks.
“These are Palestinian celebrations in the wake of Tuesday’s terror attacks in the United States,” said Katie Couric, host of the “Today Show” on NBC, who covered the incident. “Palestinians took to the streets saying God is great. People were throwing candy and distributing candy to passers by.”
During the tragic attack, al Qaeda suicide bombers under the orders of Bin Laden used three hijacked planes to destroy the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth hijacked jet, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field, was intended towards the U.S. Capitol or the White House.
In total, 2,977 Americans were killed, making it the deadliest attack on American soil in history.