Prime Minister Netanyahu has filmed a new video, uploaded to video-sharing website YouTube, in which he implored Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to denounce terrorism and work with him towards the establishment of peace, according to Israel media.
“President Abbas,” Netanyahu began, “Since over the past several years, you refused to meet me and sit down and negotiate peace, I hope you’ll hear this message,” the Israeli PM said, addressing the PA president
In the video, Netanyahu decried several examples of actions by Palestinian officials and prominent public institutions which allegedly encourage and embrace terrorists and/or terror activities, including statements made by Abbas’ advisor, Sultan Abu al Einein, and the upcoming dedication of a monument to Abu Sukar, who bombed Jerusalem’s Zion Square in 1975, killing 14 people and wounding dozens more. “This will help educate future generations to love peace over war, compassion over violence. It will also help convince Israelis that they have a true partner for peace,” Netanyahu said.
The Israeli prime minister ended the video by accusing the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) of providing a monthly salary to anyone who murders Jews. “This money provides direct incentive to commit terror,” Netanyahu said, ”I ask that you stop paying murderers and instead use this money to fund co-existence education, teach tolerance not terror.”
“I will continue to work tirelessly for peace,” he concluded, “It’s time that you join this effort.”