Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Wednesday of carrying out "filed executions," most likely referring to the Palestinian terrorists who killed or attempted to kill Israelis, including civilians, and were therefore killed by security forces.
"We have the right to self-defense through peaceful resistance," he said and referred as well to the Temple Mount, saying the Palestinian Authority "won't accept change of status quo at al-Aksa Mosque."
Abbas also said that the PA will file a complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
In response, Deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely said Abbas and his cronies "continue with their lies and incitement." She said his accusations "lay the groundwork for murder and terrorism, sometimes even [encouraging] children to go out and attack."
"The blood of our wounded and murdered citizens is on his hands," she said.