PA (Palestinian Authority) leader Abu Mazen elicited the ire of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and others by sending a letter of condolence to the family of the terrorist who attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehudi Glick.
Not as concerned about world opinion as Israel might be, the PA leader condemned the killing of the terrorist, who was shot dead when he resisted arrest. As is the case with terrorists in the past, he is viewed by the PA leader and his people as a shahid (martyr).
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commented on the PA leader’s condolence letter to the family of the would-be assassin. “When we are trying to calm the situation, Abu Mazen sends condolences over the death of one who tried to perpetrate a reprehensible murder. The time has come for the international community to condemn him for such actions.”
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated “The letter of support show more than anything, Abu Mazen is indeed a partner to terror, the terrorists and murder”.
Lieberman warns the letter will serve to encourage others to commit acts of terrorism, calling on the international community to denounce Abu Mazen.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)