Monday, July 11, 2016
Senior Palestinian Official: ‘Wherever You See an Israeli, Slit Their Throat’
Sultan Abu Alainin, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee and aide to Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas, shockingly called for the death of Israelis in a recent interview. Unfortunately, this type of Palestinian incitement is constant and often goes uncondemned by the international community.
The Palestinian leadership continues to incite to violence against Israelis, as a senior Palestinian official called to end Israeli lives in a most violent fashion.
“Wherever you see an Israeli, slit their throat,” declared Sultan Abu Alainin, member of Fatah’s Central Committee and aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas in an interview with the Palestinian Donia Al-Watan newspaper.
Abu Alainin made his violent statement in response to a question about normalization with Israel.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the IDF unit responsible for implementing government policy in Judea and Samaria and vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip, slammed Abu Alainin for “fueling incitement” and for his “irresponsible statement” that can “drive terrorism.”
“Statements like this remind us of places like Mosul and Al-Raqqah,” which are controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization, COGAT said in a statement. “At the same time, this kind of incitement is the reason for terror attacks like the one in Tel Aviv two weeks ago, in which four innocent Israelis were murdered and many others injured,” the statement added.
COGAT called on leaders and citizens of the Palestinian Authority to “reject such statements of incitement” and called for “dialogue to bring the region together.”
“This type of incitement hinders progress at a time when we are working on cooperation to develop the region, and not to hinder it,” the statement concluded.
The recent wave of Palestinian terror, which has claimed the lives of 37 victims and wounded hundreds over the course of the past nine months, erupted as a result of malicious lies and incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Hamas terror organization and the Islamic movement.
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel