The Yerushalayim terror attack that left one person dead and several more injured was the direct result of incitement from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu charged today.
A Border Police officer – Jedan Assad, 38, from the Druze village of Beit Jann – was killed and 14 more people were injured after an Arab man plowed his van into pedestrians on the seam line between East and West Jerusalem just after noon Wednesday, the latest in a string of terrorist vehicular assaults in the capital.
The attack was the “direct consequence of Abu Mazen’s [Abbas’s] incitement and that of his Hamas partners,” Netanyahu declared, speaking at a memorial ceremony marking 19 years since prime minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated. “We are engaged in an ongoing battle in Jerusalem. I have no doubt that we will prevail,” he added.
Netanyahu added that peace with the Palestinians could not be achieved so long as the Palestinians backed terrorism rather than seeking to defeat it.
Read more: The Times of Israel