Netanyahu: Work to stop PA's incitement

PM Netanyahu urges the world to stop Palestinian incitement, following revelation that Dafna Meir's murderer was inspired by PA TV.

Ben Ariel,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged the international community to work to stop Palestinian incitement to terrorism against Israelis.

Netanyahu’s message came after it was revealed that the 16-year-old Arab terrorist who last Sunday stabbed to death Dafna Meir at the entrance to her home in Otniel was inspired by Palestinian TV.

“The terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir last week has admitted that the images he saw on Palestinian television motivated him to murder the Israeli mother of six,” Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page.

“As I wrote at the time, the terrorist was ‘acting in a manner consistent with the values that the Palestinian Authority promotes in schools, on television shows, and in public statements.’ 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,” he added.

The Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) noted earlier on Sunday that the shows the Otniel terrorist watched on Palestinian TV presented Israel as "executing young Palestinians," in a warped twist on how security forces have killed attacking terrorists to save lives.

The case brings to mind that of Muhaned Al-Okabi, a Bedouin citizen of Israel who conducted an attack on Be'er Sheva's central station last October, murdering 19-year-old IDF soldier Omri Levy and wounding nine others before being killed.

It was revealed that in the weeks before the attack Okabi watched Palestinian TV and was motivated by it to murder Jews. Countless other examples of attackers being incited by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and other organizations on social media abound.




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