Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) of encouraging terrorism in Israel while condemning terrorism abroad.
Speaking at the start of Israel’s weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that “like Israel, the Palestinian Authority extended condemnations and condolences” after last week’s truck attack in the French city of Nice, which killed 84 people.
“But there was one key difference,” Netanyahu said. “Here, not only do they fail to condemn car ramming attacks, they encourage them.”
At the cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said the PA “aggrandizes murderers and car-ramming terrorists, pays them and, if they are killed, pays their families.”
“Terrorism is terrorism, whether it is perpetrated in France or in Israel,” Netanyahu said. “[The PA] needs to adopt a uniform attitude toward condemning and combating terrorism, here and anywhere else.”