Netanyahu reacts to US terror verdict against PA: 'Ramallah's ICC application is hypocritical'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 24, 2015 00:02

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted late Monday to the landmark ruling in US federal court, which found that the Palestinian Authority was liable for terrorist atrocities committed during the Second Intifada.

“The US federal court’s decision confirms the Palestinian Authority’s responsibility for murderous terrorist attacks committed during the previous decade,” the premier said in a statement to the press.

“Instead of drawing the appropriate conclusions, the PA is moving forward with steps that are a danger to regional stability like its hypocritical application to the International Criminal Court, this while it is involved in an alliance with the Hamas terror organization,” Netanyahu said. “We expect responsible players in the international community to continue and punish those who support terrorism, as the US federal court did, and to support the countries combating terrorism.”

“On this day, we remember the families who lost their loved ones,” the prime minister said. “Our hearts are with them, and there is no verdict that could comfort them.”


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