369 House Members Call on President Abbas to End Incitement and Violence

THE AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
AIPAC Press Release
369 House Members Call on President Abbas to End Incitement and Violence
November 5, 2015

AIPAC applauds the bipartisan group of 369 representatives who publicly called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to repudiate violence and end incitement against innocent Israeli citizens. The House members signed a letter initiated by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY). 

Inflammatory and baseless remarks about the Temple Mount made by President Abbas and other Palestinian leaders have helped create an incendiary atmosphere resulting in death and injuries to scores of Israelis. The letter to President Abbas reads, “Unless immediate action is taken to end incitement and bring the situation under control, this escalating violence – including stabbings, shootings and other terrorist acts – will undermine the prospects of a two-state solution.” It specifically urges President Abbas to take concrete steps to avoid further violence, including ending incitement, continuing security cooperation with Israel and agreeing to unconditionally renew direct talks with the Israelis.

Click here for the text of the letter.