Following the attempted murder of an activist for equal rights for Jews at the Temple Mount, Netanyahu slammed the international community for ignoring PA incitement.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a special discussion at his Jerusalem office Thursday morning in the wake of Wednesday night’s terrorist attack in which Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was shot. Participating in the discussion were Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Public Defense Minister Itzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Security Agency (ISA) Director Yoram Cohen, Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino, Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and representatives from the Attorney General’s office, the Justice Ministry and the IDF.
Netanyahu, who began the meeting with wishes for a “full and quick recovery” to Glick and commended the ISA and Israel Police for finding and eliminating the terrorist, declared:
“A few days ago, I said that we were facing a wave of incitement by radical Islamic elements and by Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas], who said that Jews must be prevented from going up to the Temple Mount by any means possible. I still have not heard from the international community so much as one word of condemnation for these inflammatory remarks. The international community needs to stop its hypocrisy and take action against inciters, against those who try to change the status quo. I have ordered significant reinforcements so that we can maintain both security in Jerusalem and the status quo in the holy places. This struggle might be long, and here, like in other struggles, we must first of all, lower the flames. No side should take the law into its own hands. We must be level-headed and act with determination and responsibility, and so we shall.”
Author: United with Israel Staff