Instead of condemning the incident, Fatah lauds the Palestinian terrorist who shot a young Israeli girl.
Saturday night, a Palestinian terrorist entered the Psagot community with the goal of harming Jewish civilians. After nine-year-old Noam Glick caught the terrorist, he became frightened, shot her, and fled the scene. Glick is receiving medical treatment in Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek Hospital and her condition has improved to “mild.”
The day after the attack, the official Fatah facebook page administrator wrote, “The sniper of Palestine was here. He saluted Hebron, and rested in El-Bireh. He left the signature of [real] men in different parts of the homeland. He saluted and left, and moved on to a different place, with a new signature, as he tells the stories of those who love the homeland.”
Seeing a direct connection to the most recent terror attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned “ongoing [Palestinian] incitement.” The Palestinian Authority cannot “shake responsibility” for the recent increase in attacks, warned Netanyahu.
Others took their condemnation a step further. “After a period of quiet and security, terror has returned and raised its head under the guise of official negotiations and releasing terrorists,” said Avi Ro’eh, chairman of the Yesha Council. “The ministers of Abu Mazen sat in a meeting with Minister Livni while incitement against Israel continues and from near the Mukata in Ramallah, a terrorist leaves to injure a nine-year-old girl.” Ro’eh called upon Netanyahu and his ministers to immediately stop freeing terrorists and to give the IDF instructions to eradicate terror. The time has come said Roeh “to order a Zionist response by building all over Israel.”
Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon advised Israeli peace negotiators to rethink holding discussions with Palestinian counterparts in the wake of terror attacks in Judea and Samaria. He emphasized that such incidents prove that “those who support terrorism” cannot be considered partners for peace. “We must put an end to [the] hypocrisy of the Palestinian leadership,” Danon added.
Meanwhile, Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely agreed, declaring that “the rise in terrorist attacks requires Israel to stop negotiations.” She added, “This is a result of the Palestinian Authority’s system of incitement and two-faced policy. On the one hand, they say they want peace, and on the other hand they incite against Israel.” According to Hotovely, “[N]othing has changed since Arafat; there was no partner and there is no partner for peace.”
By Rachel Avraham, staff writer for United With Israel