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November 14, 2013 2:53 pm

Israel Focuses on Palestinian Incitement After Murder of IDF Soldier

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The scene of the stabbing of an IDF soldier. Photo: IDF.

JNS.org Responding to Wednesday’s fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Israel Defense Forces soldier Eden Atias by a Palestinian teenager, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We hope and look forward to achieving true peace, but incitement in the Palestinian Authority must stop.”

“The Authority incites to prejudice and violence against Israelis and Jews in schools, the official media, mosques and several other places in Palestinian society,” he said, Israel Hayomreported.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon said Israel “will respond aggressively toward organizations that aim to launch institutionalized terrorist attacks against us.”

“We must remember that the terror of individuals unaffiliated with an organization mostly derives from the hard incitement of the Palestinian Authority, which even now, as we sit alongside their representatives at the negotiating table, continues to educate the young generation to look up to terrorist murderers of Jews, preaching hatred, and unwilling to recognize our right to exist within any boundaries,” Ya’alon said.

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