Noting that Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas won’t sit down and speak with him face-to-face, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released an open message to Abu Mazen via a YouTube and Facebook video today.
“Since over the past several years, you refused to meet me and sit down and negotiate peace, I hope you’ll hear this message,” Netanyahu said.
“First, your advisor, Sultan Abu al Einein recently called to slit the throat of every Israeli. Three days later, a Palestinian terrorist turned these words into action when he slit the throat of a 13-year-old beautiful girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept,” he said of the dual American citizen. “She was a little, innocent girl. She didn’t deserve this.”
The prime minister called on his Palestinian counterpart to “fire this advisor because advocating genocide is not consistent with peace.”
“Second, your party recently praised a terrorist on Facebook who murdered 24 civilians, innocent Israelis in cold blood. I ask that you to pick up the phone and instruct your party’s social media manager to stop praising mass murderers,” Netanyahu continued. “Impressionable children read these posts. They should be taught harmony, not hate. Such words seriously harm the chances of peace.”
The Fatah party’s Facebook page posted a photo of Hallel’s 17-year-old killer with the words, “The martyr Mohammed Nasser Tarayrah, carried out the operation in which a settler was killed and (another) settler was injured.”
Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Abbas has even refused to take calls from some world leaders who have called on him to condemn the murders.
“Third, next week the Palestinian Authority will dedicate a monument to Abu Sukar. Abu Sukar murdered 15 people by detonating a refrigerator filled with explosives on a busy Jerusalem street. Rather than dedicate a statue to a mass-murderer, I ask that you consider honoring a champion of co-existence.”
“This will help educate future generations to love peace over war, compassion over violence.
It will also help convince Israelis that they have a true partner for peace.”
The fourth step, Netanyahu said, is addressing the fact that “the PLO currently pays a monthly salary to anyone who murders Jews.”
“This money provides direct incentive to commit terror,” he said. “I ask that you stop paying murderers and instead use this money to fund co-existence education, teach tolerance not terror.”
“Fifth, every Israeli and Palestinian child deserves a life of hope, of tranquility and opportunity. I will continue to work tirelessly for peace. It’s time that you join this effort.”