The President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is not only not condemned yesterday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem, which killed a 19-year-old pogranichnitsa Adar Cohen, but did not cancel their planned meeting with the relatives of the killed terrorists living in the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem.
In the official Palestinian Agency Wafa on the occasion of this event reads as follows: «the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday evening at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah took the families of the martyrs of Jerusalem, a body which does not give the Israeli occupiers. During the meeting, the President assured that the Palestinian leadership is doing everything possible to seek the extradition of the bodies of martyrs and alleviate the suffering of their families. He stressed that families have the right to bury their sons as martyrs and refused the unacceptable conditions for the transfer and burial of the bodies of martyrs, installed by the occupation authorities». In addition, Abbas spoke in support of the Palestinian Arabs held in Israeli prisons, accusing Israel of violating international law and humanitarian norms.
According to the radio station «Sieves Beth», among the guests, which took Abbas on the evening of February 3 in the Mukata, was the father of one of the terrorists who on October 13 last year, made an armed attack on civilians in the bus, followed by area and Armon-Nativ in Jerusalem. Then terrorists were killed 51-year-old Alon (Andrew) Govberg and 78-year-old Haim Haviv, 14 people were injured. On 27 October passed away one of the injured – 76-year-old Richard Leykin. Were at the meeting and the relatives of the terrorist who on 13 October in the street Malkei Israel in Jerusalem killed a Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky and wounded four people. These attacks were not condemned, neither Abbas nor representatives of his administration.
During the meeting with the relatives of «martyrs» Abbas had raised the topic of the practice of demolition of houses of families of terrorists, used by the Israeli authorities. He assured his guests that the PNA will take care of such families and help them rebuild destroyed homes.
The press service of the head of the PNA was published on YouTube a short video without sound made during a meeting of Abbas with the families of the terrorists. The opportunity comments to this entry have been disabled.