The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Netanyahu: Palestinian incitement responsible for Psagot incident
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
October 6, 2013 12:11
PM condemns "heinous attack" that left girl, 9, wounded; points accusatory finger at PA for recent upsurge of violent incidents.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attending the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, October 6, 2013

netanyahu at cabinet meeting gestures 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the incident in which a nine-year old girl was allegedly wounded a day earlier in the West Bank settlement of Psagot.

In remarks made at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, the premier called the incident "a heinous attack."



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



"This past year has been the quietest in over a decade, but lately we have noticed an increase in the number of terrorist attacks," Netanyahu said, pointing an accusatory finger at the Palestinian Authority.

"I must say that the Palestinian Authority cannot shirk its responsibility for these kinds of incidents as long as incitement there continues," the premier said. "The murderers must understand that this won't help them."

Despite a long period of relative calm, Israeli officials and military observers are concerned that tensions on the ground could escalate.

Former IDF Central Command chief Gadi Shamni fears that in light of the past month's attacks in the West Bank, a new intifada could be in the works.

"The events of the past month may lead to an escalation in the West Bank," Shamni told Army Radio.

"It's very difficult to determine if this is the start of an intifada," he continued.

"However, we have here the evidence of three separate events. We need to look at them. They may not be related to each other, but I have no doubt that once events such as these occur, this can encourage all sorts of people who might not have acted, to act."

The attacks he is referring to include the kidnapping and killing of soldier Tomer Hazan by a Palestinian co-worker; the shooting of Givati infantry soldier Gavriel Kobiin Hebron, both of which occurred three weeks ago; and Saturday night's attack in Psagot.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Israel news
  • Palestinian Authority
  • West Bank
  • Prev Article
    UNESCO passes six resolutions condemning Israel
    unesco
    Freed Palestinian prisoners on bus
    Likud ministers urge government to cancel Palestinian prisoner release after Psagot incident
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    August 31, 2014
    Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 5 - 17
      Beer Sheva
      8 - 17
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 7 - 15
      Jerusalem
      8 - 16
      Haifa
    • 10 - 23
      Elat
      7 - 18
      Tiberias