PA head Abbas. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90) (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

PA head Abbas sent a letter of condolence to the family of the terrorist who tried to assassinate Rabbi Yehudah Glick. He praised the act of attempted murder, calling the terrorist a “martyr” and a “hero,” proving Abbas partners with terrorists.

Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA), openly supported terrorism in a letter of condolence sent to the family of the gunman who tried to assassinate Rabbi Yehudah Glick last week in Jerusalem. Abbas, who is considered a “moderate Palestinian” and a “partner in peace with Israel,” endorsed the acts of Muatez Hijazi, the Islamic Jihad terrorist who attempted to murder Rabbi Glick, and was later shot by Israeli security forces as they tried to arrest him.

Abbas praised Hijazi as a defender of the Palestinians’ rights, and expressed rage at the Israeli security forces who killed him.

“We received with anger the announcement about the despicable crime perpetrated by the gangs of killing and terror in the Israeli occupation army, against [your] son, Muatez Ibrahim Hijazi, who rose to the heavens as a martyr for the defense of the rights of the Palestinian nation and the holy places.”

Abbas added that this incident “joins all of the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people since the Nakba and the historic injustice that accompanies it since then.”

A Partner To Terror

PM Netanyahu. (Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90)

PM Netanyahu. (Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Abbas for the letter, stating that Abbas was responsible for the continuation of the wave of violence: “When we are trying to calm the situation, Abu Mazen [Abbas] sends condolences over the death of one who tried to perpetrate a reprehensible murder. The time has come for the international community to condemn him for such actions.”

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman supported Netanyahu blasting Abbas for this inflammatory letter of support for terror and murder.

“The letter of support the Chairman of the PA, Abu Mazen, wrote to the family of the terrorist who shot Yehuda Glick is indicative more than anything that Abu Mazen is in fact a partner: a partner to terror, a partner to terrorists, a partner to murderers.Abu Mazen’s despicable letter is an explicit support of terror and an encouragement for additional murders.”

He called on the international community to reject Abbas and denounce him for leading on the violence.

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Author: Aryeh Savir Staff Writer, United with Israel