Netanyahu urges Abbas to sack inciting advisor

Prime Minister Netanyahu calls on PA chairman to fire adviser who called to slit the throats of Jews.

Arutz Sheva North America Staff ,

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday called on Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas to fire one of his advisers whom he accused of inciting for Israelis to be murdered.

In a video posted on YouTube and subtitled in Arabic, Netanyahu – speaking in English – urged Abbas to dismiss Sultan Abu al-Einein.

Al-Einein, who is a member of the Fatah Central Committee and a senior advisor to Abbas, said in an interview last month that if he saw an Israeli he'd "slit his throat," and encouraged others to do the same.

"If Abbas tries to make me participate in meetings that include Jews I will forcefully refuse. I will not have any interaction with Israeli society unless I get kidnapped by extremist settlers," said Al-Einein.

He added that he doesn't have anything against his colleagues who do attend such meeting, and commented on the requirement for Palestinian officials to obtain special transit visas. "The fact that we are in need of special documentation to allow us to pass through the checkpoints shows that we live in dark times."

“If you ask me my blunt position, I would say — every place you find an Israeli, slit his throat. Likewise, I am against talks, negotiations, meetings, and normalization in all its forms with the Israeli occupation.”

Netanyahu in his YouTube video, entitled “My Message to President Abbas: 5 Steps for Peace”, demanded that the advisor be sacked.

"Your advisor, Sultan Abu al-Einein, recently called to slit the throat of every Israeli. Three days later, a Palestinian terrorist turned these words into action when he slit the throat of a 13-year-old beautiful girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept," said Netanyahu.

"I ask that you fire this advisor because advocating genocide is not consistent with peace."

Netanyahu also noted that the PA pays the perpetrators of deadly attacks on Israeli civilians and financially supporting their families.

"This money provides direct incentive to commit terror," he said.

"I ask that you stop paying murderers and instead use this money to fund co-existence education – teach tolerance, not terror," he added.

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