Liberman Calls on World's Nations to 'Purge' Abbas

Foreign Minister says PA chief's letter of support to family of Yehuda Glick's shooter shows he is 'a partner to murderers.'

Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen ,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman attacked Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday after Abbas – who is also known as Abu Mazen – sent a letter of support to the family of the terrorist who shot Temple activist Yehuda Glick.

According to Liberman, “the letter of support indicates, more than anything, that Abu Mazen is, indeed, a partner: a partner to terror, a partner to terrorists, a partner to murderers.”

"Abu Mazen's despicable letter constitutes open support for terror and encouragement for additional murders,” said the foreign minister. He called upon the international community “to vomit [or purge - ed.] and denounce this man, who is leading the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to violent, terrible places.”

Abbas condemned Israel for killing the man who shot Glick. “We received with anger the announcement about the despicable crime perpetrated by the gangs of killing and terror in the Israeli occupation army, against the son, Muataz Ibrahim Hijazi, who rose to the heavens as a martyr for the defense of the rights of the Palestinian nation and the holy places,” he wrote.

Israel's “barbaric” operation, added Abbas, “joins all of the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people since the Nakba and the historic injustice that accompanies it since then.”

Glick - who founded and heads the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount - was shot in the chest on Wednesday night outside the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, after the shooter pulled up in a motorcycle or scooter, and confirmed Glick's identity before shooting. 

He had been speaking, minutes before being shot, at an event for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount that had hosted leading religious figures and MKs. 

Glick has been slowly recovering, after arriving at Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem in critical condition shortly after the attack.