Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said. "While I was sleeping, I saw myself (in a dream) performing Tawaf around the Ka'ba. Behold, I saw a reddish-white man with lank hair, and water was dropping from his head. I asked, "Who is this?' They replied, 'The son of Mary.' Then I turned my face to see another man with a huge body, red complexion and curly hair and blind in one eye. His eye looked like a protruding out grape. They said (to me), He is Ad-Dajjal."
Well, how co-inkidinc? The Omar Abdel Rahman matches the description of the Dajjal, and everyone is gonna get all flowery and eat it up. Especially in the middle east which are more learned on the subject of the Dajjal. Looks like they are pullin this rabbit out of the hat to goad muslims into villifying the country that attacks Israel by associating said country with this Dajjal look-a-like.