For John, BLUF: This seems rather blunt. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Comments from Fatah official spark a furious warning of repercussions from a senior Israeli officerWell, as reported by Mr Dov Lieber, in the Times of Israel, yesterday.
Mr Sultan Abu al-Einein, an aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, doesn't bring much subtly to the discussion. Here is the lede plus three:
An aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for gruesome violence against Israelis on Monday, sparking a scathing response from an Israeli official.I am not optimistic about peace talks in the Middle East.
Sultan Abu al-Einein, an adviser to Abbas on civil society organizations and a Fatah Central Committee member, said during an interview with the Palestinian news site Donia al-Watan: “Wherever you find an Israeli, slit his throat.”
The comment from the senior Fatah official came in response to a question about normalization between members of his party and Israel.
When asked what he thought about normalization with Israel and Palestinian officials taking part in Israeli conferences, Abu al-Einein said: “If you ask me my blunt position, I would say — every place you find an Israeli, slit his throat. Likewise, I am against talks, negotiations, meetings, and normalization in all its forms with the Israeli occupation.”
And, when he uses the term "his", do you think he means all people or just males? Maybe women will escape? I doubt it, based on Daesh performance a little to the Northeast.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff