Intel minister: Terrorists held axes, but Abbas' voice behind Jerusalem synagogue attack

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 18, 2014 08:59

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz blamed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for a terror attack carried out by axe and gun-wielding assailants at a Jerusalem synagogue.

"The hands that held the axes were those of the terrorists, but the voice is that of Abu Mazen [Abbas]," charged Steinitz.

"Whoever calls for Muslims to defend Al-Aksa Mosque by all means against the Jews - was directly responsible for the horrible pogrom at the synagogue in Har Nof, and the wave of attacks and bloody riots in Jerusalem," he added.


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