Shin Bet Tells Israeli Government: Abbas Not Encouraging Terror

Senior security service official says in briefing that the Palestinian president is instructing his security forces to prevent attacks.

ברק רביד - צרובה
Barak Ravid
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his office in Ramallah, October 6, 2015.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his office in Ramallah, October 6, 2015.Credit: Ahmed Grabli
ברק רביד - צרובה
Barak Ravid

A senior official at the Shin Bet security service said at the weekly Israeli government meeting that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is not encouraging terrorism "and is even instructing his security forces to prevent terror attacks as much as possible."

However, according to a senior official that took part in the meeting, the Shin Bet official said the opposite about senior Palestinian Authority and PLO officials. These officials, he said, "are part of the incitement campaign that is exasperating the violence."

Read Sunday's latest updates

Nevertheless, the Shin Bet official stressed that the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, and Hamas, are the main forces of incitement that have led to the current escalation. He added that most of the Palestinians who carried out the attacks over the past few weeks were individuals who were not associated with institutionalized terror networks.

The security cabinet convened Sunday afternoon to discuss the Shin Bet recommendations amid the latest violence.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott