Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a very brief address to the press, saying PA President Mahmoud Abbas is spreading “two big lies”: the change of the status quo on the Temple Mount and about the death of a Palestinian teen who attacked Israelis days earlier.
“The only way we can fight this lie… is to tell the truth,” he says. “This is what we will do today.”
He pans what he calls the “false symmetry between Israeli victims and Palestinian attackers.” He blames the attacks on ongoing Palestinian incitement.
“We expect all our friends to look at facts, see these facts, not to draw false symmetry,” he says.