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Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that the absence of a Palestinian Authority condemnation of the kidnap-murder at the hands of a PA Arab terrorist over the weekend proves that leadership of Mahmoud Abbas leadership has no intention of making peace with Israel.

“The fact that the Palestinian Authority hasn’t issued a clear condemnation of the murder proves once again that the current negotiations the Palestinians are conducting with Israel is, for them, merely a tactical move solely aimed at improving their international standing, the former foreign minister wrote on his Facebook page.

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“The killer, Nidal Amar, comes from a family that has long been affiliated with Fatah, and several months ago, Palestinian television even aired a favorable segment about his terrorist brother, whom Amar had hoped to free from Israeli jail in exchange for the soldier he abducted. There were photos of Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat hanging at the entrance to the family home.

“They continue to encourage and support the murder of Israelis,” Lieberman added.

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