Israeli official: Abbas' comments fit into 'consistent pattern of incitement'

November 22, 2014 20:22

An Israeli government official responded to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' charge – that Israel uses wild boars against Palestinians in the West Bank – saying it would “be laughable, if it wasn't so dangerous.”

Abbas’s allegation was made during a speech he delivered at a pro-Palestinian conference in Ramallah on Friday night.

The official said this allegation was similar to one made in 2010 by the Egyptian governor of the south Sinai claiming a shark attack near Sharm a-Sheikh may have been triggered by the Mossad to harm Egyptian tourism.

“It's a pity the Palestinian Authority president chooses to propagate such rubbish, and it raises questions about his real position on Israel,” the official said. He said the remarks were “dangerous” because “they fit into a consistent and ongoing pattern of incitement.”

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