Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Tuesday that it holds the Israeli government responsible for settler calls for the assassination of President Mahmoud Abbas and other manifestations of settler terrorism، WAFA Palestinian News Agency said. Hanan Ashrawi، member of the PLO Executive Committee، said in a statement that the Palestine Liberation Organization " strongly condemn Israeli settler threats and hate language targeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas، including the distribution and display of posters calling for the assassination of President Abbas".
"The PLO regards these threats as credible and grave. The Israeli government is directly responsible for these open calls for the President’s assassination and any escalation of hate crimes and settler terrorism against Palestinian citizens and their property"، she said.
According to WAFA، Ashrawi added: "This right-wing extremist government has lent its tacit support and protection to armed settler militias who have terrorized Palestinian civilians and carried out heinous assaults، including fatal arson attacks against defenseless families. In fact، this Israeli government is made up of the most extreme and racist representatives of the settler movement who openly and regularly foment hate speech and incitement against the Palestinian people"