The Palestinian Authority and its various state media and political parties have often praised terrorists who murder Israelis, but on Tuesday incitement hit what may have been a new level. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party praised a terrorist just hours after he murdered an Israeli father of five, Palestinian Media Watch reports.
Fatah posted a picture of the killer, Salam al-Zaghal, alongside victim Evyatar Borovsky on its Facebook page.
The killer’s picture was captioned, “Salam Al-Zaghal who stabbed the settler at the Al-Za'atara checkpoint is a released prisoner who sat in the occupation's prisons for 4 years.”
The victim’s picture was captioned, “A picture of the settler who was killed today at the Al-Za'atara military checkpoint, in south Nablus, by the hero, the released prisoner, Salam As'ad Al-Zaghal from Tulkarem.”
Abbas has repeatedly called to free all terrorists in Israeli prisons, who he refers to simply as “prisoners.” In a recent meeting with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, he said releasing terrorists is a “top priority” for the PA and a precondition to diplomatic talks.