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Netanyahu Blames Weekend Terror Attack on Incitement by Palestinian Media

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu / Reuters
• October 7, 2013 10:10 am

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Saturday’s terror attack that left a 9-year-old girl badly injured can be blamed on the continued promotion of violence by Palestinian media.

"As long as the Palestinian media continues to promote incitement the Palestinian Authority cannot wash its hands of it," said Netanyahu on Sunday. "The inciters and murderers won't win. We are here, and here we will stay."

Israeli child Noam Glick suffered a gun shot wound to the chest in the attack, but doctors at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center say that she is now in stable condition.

Members of the Israeli Knesset are now calling for Netanyahu to suspend ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians following the attack.

Israel Hayom reports:

"In the wake of the terror attack, Knesset members from the political Right demanded that Netanyahu suspend the peace talks with the Palestinians.

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi) called on Netanyahu to halt the planned release of Palestinian prisoners, which Israel had committed to as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinian Authority, ahead of the resumption of the peace talks.

Speaking to Army Radio on Saturday night, Ariel urged Netanyahu to allow Israeli security forces to act firmly against terrorism, saying, ‘murderous terrorism is rearing its head once again and we cannot allow that to happen.'

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon (Likud) said that, ‘Anyone who backs terrorists is not worthy of being called a peace partner. We have to put an end to the Palestinian leadership's hypocrisy. … Those who target a 9-year-old girl — their blood is on their own head.'"

Published under: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Terrorism