Netanyahu to Abbas: Stop poisoning Palestinian youth

Posted: 6/19/2017 9:14:00 PM
Author: Elad Benari
Source: This article originally appeared on the arutz 7 website on June 20, 2017.

Netanyahu to Abbas: Stop poisoning Palestinian youth

Netanyahu blasts PA chairman for his continued incitement and for educating young Palestinian Arabs to murder Israelis.
by Elad Benari

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday night blasted Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas for his continued incitement against Israel.

In a series of tweets, Netanyhau condemned the PA for naming – not for the first time – a public square after a terrorist.

This time, the PA named a square in Jenin after arch-terrorist Khaled Nazzal, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch.

Nazzal was responsible for planning the 1974 Ma'alot massacre, in which terrorists entered a school in the northern town of Ma'alot and took dozens of children and teachers hostage. 22 children and four adults were murdered in the attack.

“Palestinian President Abbas tells the world that he educates Palestinian children for peace. That’s a lie,” tweeted Netanyahu.

“Last week, the Palestinian Authority named a public square after Khaled Nazzal, a Palestinian terrorist chief who planned the 1974 Maalot massacre in which Palestinian terrorists murdered 22 school children and 4 adults,” he added.

“Naming yet another public square for a mass murderer teaches Palestinian youngsters to murder Israelis. That’s the very opposite of peace.”

“Not surprisingly, President Abbas's Fatah movement claimed responsibility for Friday's lethal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman, decorating one of the killers' houses with flags,” continued Netanyahu.

“President Abbas: stop poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth. Educate for peace, not terror,” he concluded.

Naming a square after Nazzal is just another example of ongoing PA incitement to terrorism against Israel. The PA regularly names schools, public squares and community centers after terrorists who murdered Israeli citizens.

Abbas, despite being touted by the West as a “peace partner” for Israel, tells the West in English that he is against violence and terrorism, while his Arabic television channels and social media pages openly call for terrorism against Israelis.

Just last week, Abbas's Fatah movement issued a statement in which it reiterated its commitment to continue the violent struggle against Israel as a means “to realize all Palestinian rights.”