Netanyahu, Lieberman criticize Palestinian Authority for not condemning terrorism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the West Bank today and criticized the Palestinian Authority, saying that its leadership fails to condemn terrorism. Also, Netanyahu said that drastic changes will be made soon in order to improve the security and diplomatic situations for Israel.
Netanyahu Photo Credit: Yoav Ari Dudkevitch/Flash 90

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured the West Bank today (Tuesday) along with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. “We are about to experience dramatic changes and I think some of them will be really good for Israel,” said Netanyahu regarding the county’s current security and diplomatic situation.

During the visit, Netanyahu thanked the Israeli security forces for their hard work and said that he is impressed with their operational activities. “There is a lot of work being done here against the Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank,” said Netanyahu. “Unfortunately, we still haven’t stabilized the situation but I believe that the efforts being carried out by the IDF and security forces are significant. We need to remain on alert.”

Netanyahu and Lieberman visited the area following the terror attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, which claimed the lives of four IDF soldiers. Regarding the terror attack, Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of being responsible for the security situation. “Unfortunately, the Palestinian Authority not only fails to condemn terrorism but there were Fatah members who even praised the latest terror attack.”

Lieberman also criticized the Palestinian Authority. “What is concerning here is the incitement that comes as an order from above,” said Lieberman. “Everything that’s happened in the past few days was the result of a direct order from Abu Mazen [Abbas] to the imams in the mosques about inciting against Israel.”

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