Danon: International community needs to end the 'pay to slay'

Israeli UN Ambassador Danon calls on international community to end the 'despicable practice' of 'pay to slay.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Danny Danon
Danny Danon
Yoni Kempinski

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon responded on Friday to the ramming attack on IDF soldiers near Mevo Dotan.

The attack left two soldiers dead and two injured. One of the injured soldiers is fighting for his life.

"As long as the Palestinian Authority continues to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to terrorists who kill Israelis, we will continue to see such heinous attacks," Danon said.

"The international community must condemn this hateful act of terror and demand that the Palestinian leadership finally put an end to the despicable practice of 'pay to slay.'"

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Saturday night said, "Throughout Shabbat (Sabbath - ed.), our prayers and thoughts were with the families of the victims of the terrible terror attack that took place as the Sabbath began on Friday afternoon. I send a warm embrace of comfort and strength to the families of those killed, and we pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded."

"May all the security forces be strengthened, operating in all arenas - in the field and in intelligence - to investigate those who perpetrated and assisted in the attack. We will not rest until we bring all those who cooperate with terror to justice, we will not allow terror to become an accepted norm."