Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch tells the Ynet news outlet that it could take months until the violence dies down in the capital, and accuses PA President Mahmoud Abbas of encouraging terrorism on social media.
“We’re under sustained attack. There’s no quick-fix solution. Restoring quiet could take months,” he says.
The minister adds that he wouldn’t necessarily link the summer conflict to the Jerusalem violence, “though both have a connection to Hamas.”
“There is incitement, spearheaded by PA President Abu Mazen [Abbas]. Social media is making our job very difficult, and they are setting off terror [by] using the Internet to encourage attacks.”