Netanyahu: PA Incitement To Blame For Erev Pesach Terror Attack


netanyahu1Israeli Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that the Erev Pesach terror attack on Monday, which left 47-year-old Baruch Mizrachi Hy”d, a chief superintendent in the Israel Police, dead, was a result of ongoing incitement by the Palestinian Authority against Israel.

“This reprehensible murder of a man who was traveling with his family to a meal for the Festival of Freedom is the result of the incitement for which the Palestinian Authority is responsible,” Netanyahu said. “The Palestinian Authority continues to constantly broadcast — in its official media — programs that incite against the existence of the State of Israel. Last night this incitement was translated into the murder of a father who was traveling with his family to celebrate the first night of Passover. The incitement of the Palestinian Authority continues in that it has yet to see fit to condemn this abominable and reprehensible act.”

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, “In the hours since the terror attack on the eve of the holiday, in which a police officer was killed and two additional Israeli citizens were wounded, the Israel Defense Forces, the Border Police and the rest of the security services are conducting a manhunt for the terrorist and those who have sent him, if there are any. We will not rest until we apprehend the person who planned and carried out this terror attack. We will not tolerate attacks against Israeli citizens, and we will deal with anyone involved in planning and carrying out such attacks with unwavering determination. I send my condolences to the officer’s family and wish those that are injured a full recovery.”

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon (Likud) said, “When terror rears it head, the last thing that should be up for consideration is releasing 430 terrorists onto the streets,” referring to the potential release of more Palestinian prisoners as part of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

MK Eli Yishai of Shas said, “Whoever asks to release terrorists in hopes of peace should prepare for more attacks.”

{ Israel/Israel Hayom}


  1. Did the PM consult with Kerry before making such statements. Doesn’t ne realize such statements harm the peace process.

  2. #1, I hope you are joking. The statements are harmless. The murder of innocent Israelis is what hurts the peace “process”.