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Bibi: We Are Fighting Incitement to Murder Israelis and Jews

PM Netanyahu speaking at a podium (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO/ASHERNET)

As terror attacks on Israelis continue, so does the incitement that helps spur them on. Israel Hayom reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to fight such incitement, including by attacking the media outlets that spread such hatred:

"We are fighting against media outlets that encourage the murder of Israelis and Jews," Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting. "Over the weekend, I spoke with French President Francois Hollande. Earlier, I asked him to shut down the French broadcast of the 'Al-Aqsa' channel and the channel was indeed removed, but resumed broadcasting on another satellite. We are also operating in other places and in other channels to prevent these broadcasts."

"Over the weekend, the IDF shut down an Islamic Jihad radio station in Ramallah that was inciting against Israel," Netanyahu continued. "This is not a question of freedom of the press, but rather stopping incitement to murder."

Meanwhile, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis said over the weekend that the Palestinian Authority was actively engaging in incitement against Israel and paying salaries to families of terrorists. He added that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was "behaving like a gang leader."

Hamas and other Palestinian factions were quick to respond to Akunis' criticism, promising "grave consequences and a harsh response against the Zionist occupation."

On Friday evening, Hamas hacked into the satellite broadcast of Israel's Channel 2, interrupting the wildly popular Big Brother reality program with images from a deadly terrorist attack targeting Israelis in Tel Aviv and an animated video of ramming attacks accompanied by warning slogans in Hebrew and Arabic.

"The saga is not over, to be continued..." the video said. "Stay in your homes," it warned.

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