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Avigdor Lieberman: Failure to Condemn Murder of IDF Soldier Means PA Does Not Seek Peace

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Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) said Sunday that the absence of a Palestinian Authority (PA) condemnation of the murder of an Israel Defense Forces soldier at the hand of a Palestinian man over the weekend proves that the Palestinian leadership has no intention of making peace with Israel.

Three days after 20-year-old Tomer Hazan was lured to the West Bank by a Palestinian co-worker and subsequently murdered, Lieberman condemned the Palestinian Authority on his Facebook page, saying “the fact that the Palestinian Authority hasn’t issued a clear condemnation of the murder proves once again that the current negotiations the Palestinians are conducting with Israel is, for them, merely a tactical move solely aimed at improving their international standing.”

“The killer, Nidal Amar, comes from a family that has long been affiliated with Fatah, and several months ago, Palestinian television even aired a favorable segment about his terrorist brother, whom Amar had hoped to free from Israeli jail in exchange for the soldier he abducted. There were photos of [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat hanging at the entrance to the family home,” Lieberman wrote, according to Israel Hayom.

“They continue to encourage and support the murder of Israelis,” Lieberman added.

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