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PA National Forces in Jerusalem stoke tensions, saying there is “no choice but to confront” Israel

Just four days after Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi stabbed two Israelis to death in Jerusalem and six days after terrorists shot and murdered two young parents in the West Bank, the PA National Forces made this statement encouraging Palestinians to continue the violence and “confront the occupation”:
Headline: “National forces in Jerusalem call to confront the occupation and its settlers”
     “The national forces in occupied Jerusalem called to confront the occupation and its herds of settlers by defending our land, our honor, and our holy sites. The forces stated in a press release yesterday [Oct. 7, 2015] that ‘The fact that the occupation government continues to act against Jerusalem and its residents leaves us with no choice but to confront them…’ Likewise, the forces called to help the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose homes were destroyed, and emphasized that they will not allow the relatives of Martyrs to be prey for the occupation.”

The Henkin murders - Israelis Naama and Eitam Henkin (also an American citizen) were murdered in a shooting attack on Oct. 1, 2015, on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh in the West Bank. Their four children, aged 9, 7, 4, and 4 months, were also in the car and witnessed the murders, but were not physically injured.
Five suspects in the murder, members of a Hamas terrorist cell, were arrested by Israel and confessed to the murders. The leader of the group, Ragheb Ahmad Muhammad Aliwi, has served time in an Israeli prison for security related crimes.

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."