PA: Israel 'too soft' on Jewish incitement

PA, which constantly incites against Israelis, blasts the Israeli government for failing to act on alleged Jewish incitement.

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Mahmoud Abbas
Mahmoud Abbas
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The Palestinian Authority (PA), whose media and social network pages constantly incite to violence against Israelis, is criticizing the Israeli government over its alleged failure to properly deal with Jewish incitement against Palestinian Arabs.

The PA bureau in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday condemned an alleged threat made by "one of the settlers from the settlement of Bnei Brak to blow up the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

The bureau said in a statement that the threat was a "very serious" issue that could "blow up the situation in the entire region."

"This is a direct result of the racist campaign of incitement in Israeli society against the Palestinians, their land and their holy places," the statement said. "The Israeli government continues to lead the incitement, and it supports and encourages it."

While the PA regularly accuses Israel of inciting against Arabs, it is guilty of endless examples of incitement against Israelis.

The PA names schools, public squares and community centers after terrorists who murdered Israeli citizens.

While PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas tells the West in English that he is against violence and terrorism, his television channels and social media pages belonging to Fatah openly call for terrorism against Israelis.

Just a few days ago, in fact, Abbas's Fatah movement issued a statement in which it reiterated its commitment to continue the violent struggle against Israel as a means “to realize all Palestinian rights.”