Liberman: Abbas using PA minister's death to incite and fan the flames

Foreign minister accuses Palestinians of exerting "baseless" charges of Israeli responsibility for Ziad Abu Ein's death to "exacerbate the conflict."

December 11, 2014 19:47
Avigdor Liberman

Avigdor Liberman. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to “incite” the Palestinians by claiming that Israel killed PA Minister Ziad Abu Ein, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday.

Liberman issued a statement saying that the transparent autopsy conducted at the Abu Dis Forensics Institute in the presence of representatives form the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and Israel determined that he died of a heart attack.

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“This shows that the charges Abu Mazen [Abbas] and the heads of the Palestinians leveled against Israel were baseless and meant to incite the Palestinian public,” he said.

“Israel and the IDF have proven time after time that despite having to deal with violent activity – organized violence and difficult situations that no other democracy in the world has to deal with – they do it in the best way possible,” he said.

According to Liberman, “the contemptible charges of excessive force made by the representatives of the Palestinian government – thereby making 'Israel responsible for murder' – attest only to the motivations of the Palestinian inciters who are doing everything to exacerbate the conflict.”

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