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February 25, 2013 3:31 am
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Palestinian Authority Rejects Request to Issue Call for Calm

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PA Chairman Abbas after his return from the United Nations status upgrade bid. Photo: Screenshot.

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent a message to the Palestinian Authority to calm tensions in the West Bank on Sunday as Palestinians rioted and threw stones at security forces near Hebron.

However, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave no indication the Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, would issue any call for calm, and blamed Israel for the spike in unrest.

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