Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that the Itamar terror attack was a despicable, immoral, and inhuman act.
“A human being is not capable of something like that,” Abbas said in an interview with Israel Radio on Monday. “Scenes like these – the murder of infants and children and a woman slaughtered – cause any person endowed with humanity to hurt and to cry.”
Abbas added that the Palestinian Authority would have prevented the attack, in which five members of the Fogel family were stabbed to death by two Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, if it would have had prior information about it. He noted that he agreed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to launch a joint investigation into the matter.
Residents of the Gaza city of Rafah on Saturday poured out on the streets to celebrate the terror attack in Itamar, where five family members were murdered in their homes on Sabbath eve. Their joy, one resident said, “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”
How do you top the evil of slaughtering children, including an infant? You do so by celebrating those murders.
Despicable, immoral and inhuman indeed.