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PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and US Secy of State John Kerry.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Palestinian Authority chairman Abbas Saturday and told him to calm down the incitement to violence, according to Palestinian Authority media.

Abbas responded to Kerry that Israel must stop settlers from provoking Arabs.

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During the day, Fatah, the party headed by Abbas, claimed that two Jerusalem terrorists who were killed by Israeli forces belonged to their party.

The Obama administration has been retrying to keep a low profile during the escalation of violence, restricting its comments to condemnations “in the strongest possible terms violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians.

Spokesman John Kirby told reporters at the daily press briefing Friday:

We continue to urge all sides to take affirmative steps to restore calm and refrain from actions and rhetoric that would further escalate tensions.

I think the Secretary addressed this, I thought very well, earlier this week in urging calm, condemning the violence, and calling for a return to – at least in terms of Haram al-Sharif and the Temple Mount, a return to the status quo, and for both sides to take the tensions down.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Read what the Arab-Israeli Registrar Ahmed Tibi, a pity that the majority do not think so!

    Ahmed Tibi letter,
    By Mustafa Haj Ali Hamdan Ahmed.

    Ahmed Tibi, please note that I am an Arab Muslim. An Israeli citizen. Sick of mind called lie with the Palestinian and Arab restoration time has come and say it openly. We Arabs living in Israel, just Arabs. We have never been “flstinim” because there was no such thing as’ With Flstini”. Never. Most of the Arabs in Israel were born in the State of Israel.

    Our ancestors came from various Arab countries a hundred and twenty years, due to employment and income offered by Jewish farmers or different jobs for the British for thirty years.

    Indeed, a handful of Arabs were here before under Ottoman-Turkish rule. No Palestinians. That handful was gathered to his ancestors and his descendants continue to be Arabs like me.

    The invention of the Palestinian people and the subsequent demand for an independent Palestinian state are a nightmare for me. I do not want to live in an Arab state, not Falasteen.

    Another Arab country will be conducted like any Arab state that any sane Arab-Israeli conflict should oppose it. None of the Arab countries least one state to be democratic.

    No fight-no discrimination.

    I am an Arab-Israeli Muslim who wants to live in Israel, the home of the National Democratic Jewish people which is also my home. As Jews / Arabs / Chinese / living outside their countries of origin to abide by the laws, rules and customs of the place.

    I demand a complete civic equality between me and any other Jew, both rights and obligations. I want to just distribution of resources and fair for all segments of the population. The situation of some of the Arabs in Israel is better than the situation of Ethiopian immigrants, but also those know one option from Arab countries is much worse.

    The struggle of the Arabs against the Jews distinguishes us from Israeli society and requires Jews to discriminate against us negatively. There will be no struggle, there will be no discrimination. very simple.

    I’m not alone. There are many Arabs who think like me secretly and even give it expression in a whisper. It’s not fashionable to speak and write in terms Marbiim- we lived in Israeli society, we studied a chapter or two of the laws of life, sanctifying death brings death and the right to life is a supreme value than anything else.

    I am an Arab Muslim secular Jews who lived among secular if only we take the nonsense that is called Falasteen our lexicon, there will be differences and there should be a difference between us.

    Want an Arab country? -tza Israel!

    It must be admitted, Jews want to live in peace with the Arabs within them. We bother them with all kinds of Arab leaders “slno” only perpetuate the hostility. Enough, wars and now it’s the reality. Tiny State of Israel can and should be a model state and do not care to be called the National House of the Jewish people. I want to live here.

    Does not see the value of an Arab life but an Arab country should go choose a country like this. there is a lot. I do not!

    Even if this land and divided Palestinian state will be established, will not give up the opportunity to lead a democratic State of Israel. I love this country and respect the Jews who built it on the ruins of a desolate wasteland, neglected and abandoned was here.

    The State-Flstin” would be a terrible state. It certainly would not be democratic. You can already see the signs of corruption among the leaders of the pre-Palestine. Who will put them on trial and will sentence them to penalties? The State of Israel to do it. Read newspapers.

  2. I think that the consensus here is that we have an idiot who we do not respect speaking to a terrorist who we certainly do not respect. The PA will continue to have their drone terrorists and attempted murderers neutralized with extreme prejudice until someone in the PA grows a brain and realizes that this is not at all productive. People are dying and they don’t seem to care. Really, all you have to do is count up all of the attacks to know WHO is doing it. Nothing that the Israelis are doing, or have done, justifies this.

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