PLO official rejects Netanyahu`s call for Abbas to cancel dedication of monument to terrorist and to fire his advisor for calling to kill Israelis
In this article, PLO official Wasel Abu Yusuf responds to a video by Israeli PM Netanyahu from July 15, 2016, in which he addressed Abbas directly. 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.
Headline: Abu Yusuf: Netanyahu’s declarations are destructive, and he must not get involved in our internal affairs”
“PLO Executive Committee member and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized the opposition of the national forces to the dictates and declarations that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu directed to the Palestinians, and considered them to be a threat on the political solution.
Abu Yusuf said in a radio interview today, Tuesday [July 19, 2016]: ‘The National Forces rejected the dictates and declarations that Netanyahu directed to the Palestinians. He has no right to demand the firing of Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein or of the rest of the leadership members, [to interfere] in the matter of the monument being established in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Ahmad Abu Sukkar, or [to take] steps against relatives of the prisoners and Martyrs.”
Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar (“Abu Sukkar”) - planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
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