Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placed responsibility for Wednesday morning's stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on the shoulders of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for allowing vicious incitement against Israel.
“This same terrorism tries to hit us in Paris, Brussels, and elsewhere,” he said.
Netanyahu and Abbas walked together in the front line in the massive march against terrorism in Paris two weeks ago.
Netanyahu pointed out that Hamas quickly praised the attack, the same Hamas that Abbas has as a partner in his government.
“This is the same Hamas that has announced that it will file a petition against Israel at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “Abbas is responsible for both the incitement and the dangerous move at the ICC.”
Netanyahu spoke to the commander of the Nachshon unit whose men neutralized the terrorist and praised them for their determined action that saved lives.
“We will continue to act with force against terrorism that has tried to hit us since the establishment of the state, and we will make sure that it does not achieve its goals,” Netanyahu said.