Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, blasted an adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas after his declared that ‘’wherever you find an Israeli, cut off his head.’’
Abu al-Einein, who is also a senior Fatah party official, made the comments in an interview with the Palestinian news site Donia al-Watan about building peaceful and normal relations with Israel.
He explained that he rejects “negotiations, meetings, and normalization” activities and believes when a Palestinian meets an Israeli he should kill him.
Abu Al-Einein has stated in the past that killing Jews/Israelis is not merely a Palestinian national goal but is what Allah demands of Palestinians as an Islamic necessity.
After a bloody terror attack in November 2014 in which 4 rabbis were murdered during prayer in a synagogue in Jerusalem, Abbas’ advisor posted pictures of the dead rabbis and a picture of their blood on his Facebook page to celebrate the murder. He wrote that the butchering of the rabbis with axes and kitchen knives was “the heroic operation at the religious Zionist institute.”
He also glorified many of the terrorists who murdered Israelis during the recent terror wave.
Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, blasted Abu al-Einein warned that Abu al-Einein’s statements would be met with “repercussions” in the future.
“Such words, in the summer of 2016, in a region that wakes up and falls asleep to the news of terrorist actions similar [to the words said by Abu al-Einein], cannot be allowed to stay within the bounds of rhetoric,” he wrote on Facebook.
He also called for Palestinians — and especially the Palestinian leadership — to denounce such talk as they do when speaking against the actions of the Islamic State.
In 2013, five US congressmen wrote to Abbas to ask him to fire Abu al-Einein over his praise of terrorism, but Abbas refused, arguing he was an elected official.
Israel has consistently complained that the PA backs terror and incites its citizens to carry out terror attacks.