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PA TV responds to Netanyahu’s requests to Abbas to cease terror glorification: Netanyahu was trying to take advantage of ISIS attack in France to blame the Palestinians for terror

Official PA TV News, on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s video message of July 15, 2016, to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. In the video, Netanyahu called on Abbas to cancel the unveiling of a monument dedicated to terrorist Abu Sukkar and to fire his advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein for saying, "Every place you find an Israeli - slit his throat." Both the monument and the Abu Al-Einein quote were originally exposed by PMW.

Official PA TV newsreader: “As part of his refusal of all international or Arab efforts to advance the peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set a number of new conditions for renewing the negotiations, including the firing of [Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein, stopping what he called the glorification of those carrying out operations (i.e., terror attacks) against Israel on the social networks that belong to the Fatah Movement, the cancellation of the decision to open a memorial site to the most veteran of prisoners Ahmad Abu Sukkar, and stopping the payment of monthly salaries to the families of the Martyrs and prisoners.”
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council Fahmi Al-Za'arir: “Netanyahu tried the day after the incident to take direct advantage of the attacks in France, as he thought that in this way or another he could place these incidents at the doorstep of the Palestinian side. This is a public relations campaign in the full meaning of the word.”

Bastille Day attack 2016 – a truck ramming attack for which ISIS claimed responsibility, in which 84 people were murdered and about 300 wounded in Nice, France, on July 14, 2016. French-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, committed the attack, plowing a 19-ton truck into Bastille Day crowds and opening fire before being shot and killed. Some guns as well as fake weapons and grenades were found in the truck.

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