A messianic Jewish leader says people shouldn't be surprised that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has justified Palestinian terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli citizens.
This week, Abbas referred to the last three months of terrorist attacks as a "justified popular uprising.”
Abbas's comments came as a new poll found that two-thirds of Palestinians support the current wave of indiscriminate stabbings. Most Palestinians believe if the current individual attacks develop into an armed intifada, the violence might better serve Palestinian national interests than negotiations would.
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says Abbas is a terribly evil man.
"My sources tell me he learned the tactics of stabbing people when he was being trained as a younger person in Russia,” she says. “So none of this surprises me. This is an evil man, a terribly evil man."
Markell points out that Israel is being told this is the person with whom it must make peace.
"Israel is supposed to make peace with barbarians,” she continues. “And the entire world thinks that Israel is at fault for there being no peace in the Middle East. So far, 19 Israelis have been stabbed in cold blood. Where's the outcry? Instead, the outcry is over the plight of the so-called Palestinian people."
Markell says all of this is to be expected from a people who are "out for Jewish blood."