Netanyahu calls on Abbas to stop inciting violence

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Cherie Cullen.

( Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at his cabinet meeting on Sunday that while he was meeting last week with Jordan’s King Abdullah and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss calming tensions in Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was working towards the opposite goal.

“It is impossible to stop the violence if the incitement that leads to the violence is not stopped. … Within 24 hours of the meeting in Amman, official Palestinian Authority media outlets called for a day of rage in Jerusalem. Abbas must stop this incitement that leads to violence,” Netanyahu said.

Posted on November 17, 2014 .