Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Hanukka ceremony, December 16, 2014.
(photo credit: AMOS BEN GERSHOM, GPO)
At a Hanukka candlelighting ceremony with the IDF's Canine Unit (Oketz) and its Counterterrorism Unit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Maccabees may have won but there is a lot of darkness all around us.
"Extremist Islam is attacking the world over, in Canada, Australia, Pakistan and also here, at least it is trying," Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu referred to the foiled plot of a Palestinian female suicide bomber
, who intended to fake a pregnancy and blow herself up in Tel Aviv, the details of which were revealed on Tuesday.
The prime minister then went on to criticize the Palestinian Authority for threatening to make unilateral diplomatic moves against Israel in various international bodies.
"As we speak here, the Palestinian Authority intends to go to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and blame us for war crimes. What Chutzpah!" Netanyahu said.
"The Palestinian Authority, which praises low-life terrorist murderers, accuses the IDF, the most moral army in the world, of war crimes," he added.
Netanyahu told the soldiers that they had nothing to worry about and that Israel would not let them succeed.
The Palestinian Authority this week said it plans to submit a resolution to the UN
, mandating a timeline for Israel's withdrawal from the West Bank.