“The Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state — they want to destroy a state and they say that out loud. They want to kill Jews wherever they are, and they say that out loud.” Good to see a political leader finally telling the truth about this.
“Netanyahu Chides Ban Ki-moon for Settlement Remarks,” by Isabel Kershner, New York Times, January 26, 2016:
JERUSALEM — Hours after an Israeli woman who was stabbed by Palestinian assailants in a West Bank settlement died on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel rebuked the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who criticized Israel’s settlement activity and said it was “human nature to react to occupation.”
Addressing the Security Council in New York, Mr. Ban condemned the recent wave of Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians, including the stabbings of two Israeli women on Monday in the settlement of Beit Horon. But he added, “Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half-century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process.”
Mr. Ban described Israel’s continued settlement activities as “an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community.” He added, “So-called facts on the ground in the occupied West Bank are steadily chipping away the viability of a Palestinian state and the ability of Palestinian people to live in dignity.”
In an unusually personal retort, Mr. Netanyahu said, “The words of the U.N. secretary general give a tailwind to terrorism.”
Mr. Netanyahu added that “the Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state — they want to destroy a state and they say that out loud.”
“They want to kill Jews wherever they are, and they say that out loud,” he said….