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Bibi: Ahead of Passover, Some Trying to Ignite Violence

PM Netanyahu speaking ahead of Passover 2016 (Photo: twitter/IsraeliPM)

Passover begins at sundown next Friday, with Jews around the world celebrating the biblical Exodus from Egypt. But, Israel Hayom reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that some are trying to ignite violence before this important holiday:

"We will have to be patient; we know there are attempts, even now, to reverse the downward trend in the number of terrorist attacks. Ahead of the Passover holiday, all types of extremist entities are spreading lies about our policies on the Temple Mount in order to start riots and stir things up on the ground. We are working against these inciters," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

Speaking at a ceremony hosted by the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, the prime minister discussed the measures Israel was taking and will take to prevent terrorist attacks over the holidays.

"We will enhance our forces at points of friction, and we will employ additional defensive means," he said.
"We are also sending messages to Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and the wider Arab world. I am also calling on you, heads of the local authorities, Jews and Arabs alike, to engage your publics to calm the situation on the ground, and not to let a radical minority change where things are headed."

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