PM calls out Abbas for comments on Palestinian culture of peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls out Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over comments he made yesterday during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in which he said the Palestinians educate their children toward peace.

“I heard President Abbas yesterday say that they teach, Palestinians teach their children peace. That’s unfortunately not true,” Netanyahu says in a statement. “They name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis and they pay terrorists.”

Saying he “fervently shares” with Trump a commitment to advancing peace, Netanyahu adds that he hopes to discuss the issue with the president himself.

“I hope that it’s possible to achieve a change and to pursue a genuine peace. This is something Israel is always ready for. I’m always ready for genuine peace,” he says.

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