Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference today at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the foreign press, along with Foreign Ministry Director General Dr. Dore Gold and National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen.
In the conference, Bibi addressed a story that made headlines today–that of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy that PA President Mahmoud Abbas said was killed by Israeli forces. In fact, photo and video evidence has proven he is alive and being treated by Israeli medical staff after he was injured while taking part in a stabbing attack.
Prime Minister Netanyahu: “The current terror campaign in Israel is a result of continuous Palestinian incitement. First, on the al-Aqsa Mosque and the outrageous claims that we are changing the status quo there or intend to destroy it, and now we have a new big lie.”
“That new big lie is that Israel is executing Palestinians. Yesterday, President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of putting to death, executing an innocent Palestinian boy.”
“First of all, he’s not dead – he’s alive. Second, he’s not innocent – he tried to kill, murder, knife to death an innocent Israeli youngster, 13-years-old, riding a bicycle. This Palestinian terrorist is now being treated in Hadassah hospital in Israel.”
“The only way that we can fight this big lie and all the other lies that are hurled at Israel and spread in the Palestinian social network and from there to the world, is to tell the truth. This is what we will do today. We expect all our friends and anyone concerned with the facts and the truth to look at these facts, to see the truth and not to draw a false symmetry between Israeli citizens and those who would stab them and knife them to death. Thank you.”