President Abbas "condemns" and "denounces" Tel Aviv terrorist attack in which 3 innocent Israelis were murdered
Headline: “The [PA] president: Killing Palestinian and Israeli civilians will only lead to an additional deterioration of the situation”
“[PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas condemned the killing of Israeli civilians yesterday evening, Thursday [April 7, 2022], in a shooting operation in the heart of Tel Aviv (refers to terrorist Ra’ad Hazem murdering 3; see note below -Ed.). He emphasized that the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians will only lead to an additional deterioration of the situation, and we all aspire to achieve stability, particularly during the [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan and the approaching Christian and Jewish holidays.
President Abbas emphasized the danger of continuing the recurring invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the acts of opposition by the extremist settler groups everywhere.
President Abbas warned against settlers and others exploiting this denounced event to carry out attacks and responses against our people.
His Honor noted that the cycle of violence emphasizes that a comprehensive and just permanent peace is the shortest and safest way to provide security and stability to the Palestinian and Israeli peoples and to the region’s peoples.”
Ra'ad Hazem - 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist and PA Security Forces member who shot and murdered 3 Israeli civilians - 27-year-olds Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini and 35-year-old Barak Lufan - and wounded 14 others when he opened fire on a crowded bar on Dizengoff Street in central Tel Aviv on April 7, 2022. Hazem escaped the scene of the attack and was found hiding near a mosque in Jaffa by Israeli security forces several hours later. He opened fire on them and was killed in the ensuing shootout.
The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.