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  7/2/2014, Tammuz 4, 5774

Abbas Blames Israel for Murder of Arab Youth


Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh lost no time blaming Israel for the abduction and murder of the Arab youth found Wednesday morning, even though police are investigating suspicions that the murder was a criminal act by local Arabs. Rudeineh demanded that Israel "expose the criminals and bring them to justice," reports Yedioth Aharonoth.

Abbas's Fatah movement likewise on Wednesday blamed Israel for "the cold blooded abduction and murder of the Arab youth by settlers." Fatah went on to condemn the murder as a "war crime and organized crime," adding it was "a direct result of the continued incitement by the right-wing occupation (Israeli) government and its complete support for settler terror."