Abbas hosts family members of terrorists

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday held a meeting with family members of terrorists who had carried out attacks against Israelis during the wave of terrorism which began in September of last year, according to Arab media reports.

The meeting, held just hours after a 19-year-old border policewoman was killed at Damascus Gate in the Old City, invited 11 families of “martyred sons” to the the PA president’s headquarters in Ramallah.

The Palestinian chairman stressed in the meeting that the families have a right to bury their sons, whom he referred to as “shahids” (martyrs), and criticized what he called the exhausting conditions Israel sets in what he said was an effort to sabotage the release of the bodies for burial.

The families also bemoaned the home demolition done by Israel, after some of their homes have already been demolished or sealed off by the IDF.

The Palestinian Authority did not try to hide the meeting, and the official Palestinian news agency reported on it.

This is the second time during the current series of terror attacks that Abbas has been caught supporting terrorists. The last time was when he held a photo of child terrorist Ahmed Manasra, who committed a terror attack in Pisgat Ze’ev, and claimed the 13-year-old had been executed – despite the fact the teen terrorist was alive and being treated at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Just hours before the meeting, Border Police Cpl. Hadar Cohen was killed in a terror attack at the Damascus Gate in the Old City when three Arab terrorists, wielding machine guns, pipe bombs and knives, attacked her and another female guard.

All three terrorists were eliminated at the scene. Their explosives did not detonate and were later neutralized by a police bomb disposal team.

Since September of last year, , Israel emergency medical services have treated victims in 91 rock throwing incidents, 83 stabbing incidents, 22 vehicle ramming attacks, and 15 shootings, according to MDA. 31 innocent Israelis have been murdered during the same length of time.