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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Netanyahu: France itself has supported incitement

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Sunday, 31 July 2016), at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting, addressed the commentsmade by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to the effect that he is open to banning foreign funding for mosques in France in the wake of the terror attack in the church in Normandy last week, in which two ISIS terrorists murdered a priest during mass. Netanyahu called attention to the similarity between French efforts to block incitement to terror within its borders and Israel's longstanding efforts in this area.

"We were all shocked by the vicious terrorist attack in France last week. I have heard about a French government discussion on preventing the foreign financing of bodies that harm the security of French citizens. This sounds familiar to us. We are also disturbed by such donations to organizations that deny the State of Israel's right to exist," opened the Prime Minister.

However, Netanyahu pointed out that in fact France itself has supported such anti-Israel organizations, and called for a unification against those who promote terror of any kind, in any place. READ MORE