Terrorist who was defended by Abbas admits to wanting to stab Jews

Click photo to download. Caption: Mahmoud Abbas (pictured) defended Palestinian terrorist Ahmed Manasra. Credit: World Economic Forum.

(JNS.org) Ahmed Manasrah, the 13-year-old Palestinian terrorist who went on a stabbing spree on Monday and who Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “executing in cold blood,” confessed to his crime from his hospital bed. 

“I went there to stab Jews,” Manasrah told police at Hadassah hospital, where he is being treated for wounds sustained during the attack, the Times of Israel reported. 

Manasrah—along with his 15-year-old cousin, who was shot dead by police after attempting to stab the officers—stabbed two Israelis, including a 13-year-old boy, in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem on Monday.

“I came with my cousin Hassan,” Ahmed Manasrah reportedly said. “He brought the knives and I agreed to join him.”

The terror attack became a major point of contention between Israel and the PA when Abbas accused Israel of executing Manasra in “cold blood.” Despite Abbas’s claims, Manasrah is recovering in an Israeli hospital and is listed in light-to-moderate condition.

“We will not give up to the logic of brute force, policies of occupation and aggression practiced by the Israeli government, and the herd of settlers who are engaged in terrorism against our people, our holy places, our homes, our trees, and the execution of our children in cold blood as they did with the child Ahmed Manasrah and other children from Jerusalem,” Abbas had said.

Posted on October 15, 2015 .