Scene of Jerusalem light rail attack
Scene of Jerusalem light rail attack Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Ron Prosor, on Thursday called upon the Security Council to condemn Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem and denounce the rise in Palestinian incitement.

“The Jewish people know all too well that before a nation is attacked with guns and rockets, it is attacked with words of hate; Hamas has attacked Israel with both,” Prosor wrote in a letter to the Security Council.

“Earlier this week, in our remarks to the Security Council, Israel warned that President Abbas was inciting violence against Jews. Yesterday we saw the results of his inflammatory remarks. Following the terrorist attack, President Abbas’s senior advisor, Sultan Abu Al-Einein, called the perpetrator a ‘heroic martyr’,” he added.

“We shouldn’t be surprised that President Abbas has not uttered a single word to condemn the heinous attack; he is too busy leading a campaign to erase the connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem while also inciting violence.

“Extremists use words of hate to glorify a culture of death; this Council must use its words to sanctify life,” wrote Prosor.

Wednesday’s attack, in which three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was murdered, is the latest in what has come to be known as the “silent intifada” in the Israeli capital.

Throughout this time period, Arabs have rioted and thrown rocks and firebombs at security forces and Jewish citizens.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s advisor was not the only one to welcome the attack and praised the terrorist. Hamas, with which Abbas formed a unity government, openly welcomed the terror attack and said it was “a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews.”