WATCH: Knesset Speaker slams Jordanian counterpart for glorifying terror

Jordanian Parliament Speaker Ataf Tarawneh praised the terrorists who killed two Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount Friday, saying, “Their blood watered the pure land.”

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July 17, 2017 20:02

Knesset Speaker Edelstein slams Jordanian counterpart, 17 July 2017 [Yuli Edelstein]

Knesset Speaker Edelstein slams Jordanian counterpart, 17 July 2017 [Yuli Edelstein]

 
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If you can’t condemn terrorism, be quiet, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said in a message directed to his Jordanian counterpart Monday.

Edelstein’s video came a day after Jordanian Parliament Speaker Ataf Tarawneh praised the terrorists who killed two Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount Friday, saying, “Their blood watered the pure land.”

“While we are mourning the murder of two young police officers in Jerusalem,” Edelstein said, “the speaker of the Jordanian Parliament called them martyrs, shaheedim, called their blood saints’ blood, and added some more thoughts in this very direction.”

Edelstein called for terrorism to be condemned, especially when it takes place on the Temple Mount, which is holy to three monotheistic religions.

“I want to say to my Jordanian colleague: If you’re unable to condemn terrorist attacks, just keep silent,” the Knesset Speaker stated.

Edelstein said that on his meetings with parliamentarians from around the world, he always calls for cooperation with legislatures of the region, saying lawmakers are welcome to Jerusalem to talk and bring their people and Israel closer together.

Tarawneh’s behavior, however, only harms the chances for peace, he said.

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