Deputy Minister and Member of Knesset Ophir Akunis (Likud Party) addressed the Knesset plenum on Wednesday regarding the stabbing murder of popular actor and comedian Evyatar Borovsky of the Ar El theater group.
"So far, the Palestinian Authority has not condemned the attack. This is a clear statement of intent from them. Israel reaches out for peace, and the Palestinian Authority condones brutal murder and rock throwing terrorism." The Deputy Minister called on the PA to condemn the attack.
Fatah praising the murder and stated that the killer was "imprisoned by Israeli occupation for four years before this act." The statement alluded to the fact that the suspect was previously incarcerated for terrorist related activities but released by Israeli authorities. The PA was formulated by Fatah members such as Yasser Arafat and leaders such as PA president Mahmoud Abbas are still affiliate with Fatah.