PM to Irish FM: Condemn PA glorification of Fogel killers

January 29, 2012 20:04


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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Ireland on Sunday to condemn the Palestinian Authority for broadcasting a "glorification of the killers who murdered and Israeli family."

The prime minister told Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore that Israel wants to enter peace negotiations with the Palestinians, but said Jerusalem was disappointed with developments in the Palestinian Authority. One of those disappointments bearing on the peace process was the Palestinian television program "For You," which presented the murderers of five Fogel family members in the Itamar settlement as heroes, according to the prime minister.

"This comes on the heels of the Palestinian mufti's call to murder Jews wherever they are," Netanyahu told Gilmore, referencing the Jerusalem mufti's recitation of a hadith that calls killing Jews a sacred goal.

"I hope you demand a condemnation because the only way to move to peace is to prepare our people for peace and not for brutal terror," Netanyahu told Gilmore.

The Irish foreign minister was in Israel as part of a three-day visit of Israel. He also met with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman.

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