UN Amb: Erekat Paid Condolence Call to Terrorist

Amb. Danon tells Ban Ki Moon top PA negotiator paid visit to terrorist's family on December 5, after terrorist was killed.

Mark Langfan,

Danon holds up photo of Israeli terror victims
Danon holds up photo of Israeli terror victims
UN Photo/Cia Pak

In the wake of the unremitting waves of Palestinian terror attacks, Israel UN Amb. Danny Danon sent a letter to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, pointing out that, “On December 5, Saeb Erekat, a senior PA official and an Abbas top aide, paid a condolence call to the family of Palestinian terrorist,” who had been shot dead after he fired at an Israel soldier and an Israeli civilian bystander, wounding them both.

The Palestinian terrorist was also serving as a “Palestinian security” officer.

Amb. Danon stated that Erekat’s visit was proof that “such horrendous acts of terror are a direct result of the malicious incitement and violent rhetoric coming from the highest levels of leadership of the Palestinian Authority.”

Danon common-sensically observed that “When the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in the peace process visits the home of a known terrorist and advocates violence, it is no wonder that Israel’s repeated calls to the Palestinians for a resumption of the peace talks fall on deaf ears.”

In his letter to the UN Secretary General and to the Security council, Ambassador Danon wrote: “I call on you to condemn the constant incitement by the Palestinian Authority and the ongoing wave of terror attacks, and to call on the Palestinian Authority to put an end to this culture of hate once and for all.”

Murder as a national duty

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas just last month called the Arab terror wave, which has included the murder of 22 victims, a "peaceful uprising." In early September, he blessed every drop of blood shed in Jerusalem "for Allah" and called to stop "filthy" Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.

In early October as the terror wave began gaining steam, Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said that murdering Jews is a "national duty." In early November Abbas also ordered full military funerals be held for terrorists.