Economy Minister Naftali Bennett sharply criticizes Shin Bet head Yoram Cohen for saying that Abbas was not responsible for inciting violence against Jewish Israelis.
“Abu Mazen [Abbas] calls for jihad in Jerusalem,” he tells Army Radio. “A few weeks ago, he said, ‘Don’t allow these contaminators, these Jews, to go up to al-Aqsa, stop them using all means.’ I don’t know what came over Yoram on this matter. I will speak to him, he’s a good guy, maybe they twisted his words.”
In a press conference on Tuesday night, Netanyahu maintained there is “no gulf” between this accusation against Abbas and Cohen’s remarks.