Asher and Yonatan Palmer
Asher and Yonatan Palmer Courtesy of Palmer family

A Palestinian Authority (PA) "minister" has justified the murder of a one year-old Israeli baby as legitimate "resistance" against Israel, Palestinian Media Watch reports Monday. 

Israel fined Ali Sa'ada, a terrorist prisoner who murdered the child and his father, with 3.5 million shekel ($896,355) earlier this month.

According to PMW, Prisoners' Affairs Authority Director and PA Parliament Member Issa Karake protested the move, saying it is "delegitimizing the [Palestinian] national resistance" against Israel. 

"[Israeli] courts have been... passing sentences on prisoners that force them to pay large sums in financial compensation to Israelis who have been exposed to resistance by Palestinians," Karake told the WAFA news agency two weeks ago. 

Sa'ada was convicted last year of murdering 25 year-old Asher Palmer and his son Yonatan in a rock attack in September 2011. 

Karake's remarks follow the praise of both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for the murder of three-month-old baby Chaya Zisel Braun hy"d in a "car rampage" attack by an Islamic Jihad terrorist in October. 

Hamas openly praised the baby's murder in the wake of that attack, whereas PA negotiator Saeb Erekat was slightly more subtle, claiming the PA "regrets" all loss of life while equating the murder with the "violence and instability" caused by the "occupation of Palestine."