A leading Palestinian Authority said in an interview broadcast earlier this month that he supported violence against Israel, including a nuclear attack.
“I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning,” said Jibril Rajoub, the deputy secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and the chairman of the PA Olympic Committee, as reported by Israel National News. He made the comments during a television interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen television channel, which was then posted on his personal Facebook page.
Two more leading PA officials also touted support for the killer of Evyatar Borovsky, an Israeli who was stabbed to death in Samaria while waiting at a station for his bus, Israel National News reported.
“We salute the heroic fighter, the self-sacrificing Salam Al-Zaghal,” said Abu Al-Einstein, a former minister to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, of the suspected killer, Israel National News reported.
And the other PA official, also on the suspected Palestinian killer: “Blessings to the breast that nursed Salam Al-Zaghal,” Israel National News said.
The United States supports the Palestinian Authority with funding. In March, the Obama administration released almost $500 million in aid that had been frozen in Congress for months as punishment for seeking statehood at the United Nations.