Palestinian Authority Slams Terrorists' 'Killing'

Israel leading region into 'new cycle of violence,' Palestinian Authority bizarrely accuses in wake of two Arab terror attacks.

Cynthia Blank,

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas
Flash90

After blasting the temporary ban imposed on Palestinians from entering the Old City of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority (PA) released another statement on Sunday slamming the deaths of two terrorists in the capital.

The PA, however, neglected to mention anything about the fatal stabbing attacks perpetrated by those same terrorists. 

"The Authority condemns Israeli escalation in Jerusalem and the West Bank, including the killing of two young men in occupied Jerusalem and demands international protection for Palestinians," read the communique issued by PA headquarters. 

The "two young men," the PA refers to appear to be two Islamist terrorists each responsible for a separate attack in the Old City over the weekend. Both terrorists were neutralized by police after stabbing Israelis.  

In the first attack on Saturday night, the terrorist killed two Israeli men and wounded a woman and a toddler in a knife and gun attack.

In a separate incident early Sunday, the other terrorist stabbed and wounded a 15-year-old boy in Jerusalem near Damascus Gate. 

The PA also denounced "settlers," accusing them of attacking Palestinian villages overnight with "the backing of the army of the occupation."

A PA spokesman further claimed that "Israel wants to destroy the solution of 'two states for two peoples,' thereby leading the region into a new cycle of violence."

The accusation comes despite Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asserting only three days ago that he was prepared to immediately resume direct negotiations with the PA without any preconditions. 




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