The President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas ordered his security services to destroy “secret documents, fearing possible Israeli raids on their offices,” according to a June 16, 2020 report by the AFP. Many Western news outlets failed to either carry or follow up on the story. Yet there’s reason to think that the PA — a significant beneficiary of international aid — is trying to cover up its support for terrorism.

Indeed, if history is any guide, the PA has good reason to fear what Israeli raids on their offices would uncover.