PM blasts Abbas for not condemning Beit El attack

Netanyahu: Abbas has failed to condemn Beit El attack even though it was carried out by one of his own men. The world must act.

Ben Ariel,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening once again called out Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas for failing to condemn terrorist attacks against Israelis.

Netanyahu argued that Abbas should especially condemn the shooting attack in Beit El, north of Jerusalem, earlier in the day, as the terrorist who carried it out was identified as a Palestinian Authority police officer.

“The Palestinian terrorist who shot three IDF soldiers today near Beit El was a member of the Palestinian Authority's security forces. Mahmoud Abbas has not condemned this attack that was carried out by one of his men,” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook.

“I demand that the international community stop its hypocrisy and do everything in its power to pressure the Palestinian Authority to stop its incitement against Israel,” added the Prime Minister.

It represents the latest case in which members of the PA security forces have acted - apparently of their own accord - to carry out or aid attacks against Israelis.

Last week, Israeli security forces revealed that an officer in the PA intelligence agency had helped two terrorists carry out a shooting attack against IDF forces.

In December, another PA intelligence officer carried out a shooting attack just a few miles south of the site of Sunday's shooting. Mazen Hassan Orebeih shot and wounded two Israelis near the Hizme checkpoint to Jerusalem, before being shot dead himself.

Abbas, PA officials and PA media have continued to incite to terrorism against Israelis. In fact, last week it was revealed that the 16-year-old Arab terrorist who stabbed to death Dafna Meir at the entrance to her home in Otniel was inspired by the incitement which airs regularly on Palestinian TV.




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