Strategic Affairs Ministry: Palestinian incitement against Israel rising

Minister Erdan says the "dream of destroying the State of Israel has not been abandoned."

October 25, 2018 17:19
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A man holds a picture of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during celebrations after Hamas said it

A man holds a picture of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during celebrations after Hamas said it reached a deal with Palestinian rival Fatah, in Gaza City October 12, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS/SUHAIB SALEM)


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Palestinian incitement against Israel has increased over the last two months, according to a report released by the Ministry of Strategic and Public Affairs.

Against the backdrop of the terrorist attacks in the in the Barkan industrial zone and Gush Etzion, the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, is consistently voicing it's firm support for terrorist attacks while Hamas is calling for a renewal of suicide attacks in Judea and Samaria, the report said.

The report, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Strategic and Public Affairs, deals with Palestinian incitement against Israel is expected to be published monthly and distributed among government officials, the defense establishment and foreign missions in Israel.

It outlines how under the pretext of the 25th anniversary of the Oslo agreements and the expected demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, Palestinian factions are carrying out systematic, antisemitic incitement against Israel, calling for a third Intifada and attempting to organize a boycott of the Eurovision song contest taking place in Tel Aviv next year, the report claimed.

Meanwhile, Gaza residents are called upon to continue rioting along the border fence through inciting cartoons published on Hamas-affiliated networks, impelling them to harass IDF forces, attempt to break through the fence and use several means of force against the IDF.

Gilad Erdan (Likud), the minister of public security and strategic affairs, reacted to the report by calling out the Palestinian Authority, under the leadership of Abbas, and Hamas for "constantly trying to undermine Israel's image and position in the world and to boycott it when it appears that the dream of destroying the State of Israel has not been abandoned."

"The Ministry of Strategic Affairs will continue to expose the true face of the PA's leadership and Hamas and prove that the incitement machinery against Israel and the antisemitism continue and even increase," Erdan said.

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