Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sent a letter to President Obama urging him to condemn the Palestinian national celebration that followed Israel’s return of the remains of 91 suicide bombers and other terrorists.
In a gesture of goodwill, the Israeli government voluntarily released the remains of terrorists, including the remains of Khaled Mohammed Khatib, the suicide bomber who murdered Alisa Flatow of New Jersey. Upon the return of the bodies, the Palestinian Authority held a national rally and the terrorists were awarded military funerals.
Menendez described the glorification of terror as “offensive, immoral and an obstacle to peace.”
“The celebration of suicide bombers and terrorists who took the lives of innocent civilians, particularly when combined with the teaching of distorted rhetoric in Palestinian schools, can only serve to perpetuate hatred and postpone peace,” the senator wrote in his letter to the president.