Liberman: Abbas is Responsible for Attack

Foreign Minister says 'despicable act of murder' the result of PA chief's constant 'anti-Semitic remarks,' urges international condemnation.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash 90

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) responded to this morning's Jerusalem terror attack, blaming incitement by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas for the deadliest attack in the capital in years.

"An attack which is perpetrated in a synagogue during prayers is the biggest indicator that for all of these despicable acts of murder by terrorists, the responsibility lies entirely with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas," Liberman said in a Facebook post.

"Abbas has deliberately turned the conflict into a religious one between Jews and Muslims, and the systematic campaign that he leads against against Jews - including his definition of who isn't pure and should not be allowed go on the Temple Mount, is instructing these attacks," he continued, directly referring to comments Abbas has made about Jews visiting the Temple Mount and in which he called Muslims to use "all means necessary" to prevent them from doing so.

"It is incumbent upon the international community to condemn Abbas's anti-Semitic remarks, which lead to massacres such as what has taken place this morning, and to clarify to him that someone who leads in this way cannot be a legitimate political leader."




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