Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Wednesday urged the international community to tell Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmud Abbas to stop incitement.
"If we want to have peace we have to stop terror. And to stop terror we have to stop incitement," he said in Berlin, following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and on the eve of a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
"I think it's important that the international community demand president Abbas to stop the incitement and stop spreading lies about the Jewish state and about Israel's policy."
"Israel wants peace," he continued. "I want peace. Peace based on mutual recognition and security arrangements that would allow Israel to defend itself by itself."
"But not only do Palestinians refuse to negotiate, they also refuse to condemn terrorism."
Noting that "Abbas joined the Islamists in inciting the recent wave of violence", Netanyahu said among false claims made by Abbas was that Israel was "seeking to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque" [Temple Mount - ed.].
"Israel is the only guarantor in Jerusalem and elsewhere for the sanctity of holy sites," Netanyahu said, also taking the Palestinian leader to task for failing to condemn a series of attacks on Israelis nationwide.
AFP contributed to this report.