MKs and public officials have issues official responses to the brutal massacre of Jews in Har Nof this morning.
“The shocking massacre in a Jerusalem synagogue this morning are the unfortunate sum of the Palestinian position: the more we toughen our stance and call for tensions to calm, the more the brutal incitement from the Palestinian Authority leadership continues and worsens,” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) stated. “Their dispatchers are not repulsed from murdering worshipers inside the synagogue sanctuary itself. They break records for depravity and cruelty.”
“Israel should not be dealing with those who aim to massacre innocent people within our holy places,” Edelstein fired. “I send my condolences to the families of those killed and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he added.
Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett also held PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas responsible for the attack.
“Abbas, a leading terrorist who gave rise to the Palestinian people, was directly responsible for the blood of Jews spilled on their tallit and tefillin,” Bennett stated. “While we dealt with fantasies about a political peace process, the Palestinians made us an interlocking terrorism and incitement network.”
“Even the concept of concrete barriers does not stop terrorism but encourages it,” he continued. “Abbas declared war on Israel and we should treat it accordingly.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.