Ya'alon: Palestinians see destruction of Jews as realistic possibility

Defense minister lashes out at PA incitement during appearance to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 27, 2014 12:53
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon honors the memory of the Holocaust.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon honors the memory of the Holocaust.. (photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY)

 
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Israel will no longer tolerate Palestinian incitement and attempts to isolate it in international institutions, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Monday.

Speaking at an event to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the defense minister lashed out at the Palestinian Authority for claiming to seek peace on one hand yet encouraging "efforts to boycott Israel."

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"In the Palestinian Authority, whose leadership presents itself as one that is striving to reach an agreement with us, the brutal, insufferable incitement against the State of Israel and the Jewish people continues," Ya'alon said.


 "This incitement is manifest in the education system and the media, where the hatred and poison ought to be an affront to any human," he said. "It is creating another generation of Palestinian children who are taught to look at the expulsion and destruction of the Jews as a realistic possibility instead of educating them toward a culture of peace and co-existence alongside Israel."

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