Marwan Barghouti
Marwan Barghouti Reuters

MK Danny Danon (Likud) said Monday that recent incitement by Fatah's Marwan Barghouti is responsible for the axe attack in Jerusalem this morning.

"Barghouti's incitement calling for rampaging Arab terror has reached the capital of Israel," Danon stated. "The nightmare of Arab pillaging has become a daily reality. The axe attack in the center of Jerusalem is a case right out of the Middle Ages."

"All Arabs who engage in terror need to be put back in their own Middle Ages and be locked up in a solitary cell with Marwan Barghouti, who incites to terror and is responsible for the attack. We must lift the axe of justice over the neck of rampant Arab terror before it is too late."

Barghouti was placed in solitary confinement Sunday after he illegally released a press statement from his jail cell in which he called for violence against Israel. A cell phone was also found in his belongings.