Outspoken and divisive Israeli Arab Knesset Member Ibrahaim Sarsur on Tuesday publicly backed a recent speech by Gaza-based Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in which the latter called for a renewal of terrorist violence against Israel.
In his speech on Saturday, Haniyeh called for "a plan to fight the occupation, and resistance to its attacks on our people, our land and our holy places using every possible means." He urged reconciliation between his group and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah faction for the sake of formulating "the big campaign in which all of Palestine will be liberated."
Sarsur insisted that "the solution to the Palestinian crisis lies with [Abbas'] responsiveness to Ismail Haniyeh's call."
The Arab lawmakers, who draws a salary from the State of Israel, went on to state that "Allah...will not forgive the Palestinian leadership...if it prefers to follow blindly after the false illusion provided by Israel and the United States, instead of reaching an understanding with Hamas."
Sarsur made waves earlier this month when he insisted that "Abraham was not a Jew" and that the Jewish people has no true historical connection to this land.
Meanwhile, with the recent string of escalating attacks on Jews in Judea and Samaria, it would seem that many Palestinians are heeding the Hamas call, even if Abbas is not fully on board.
In the latest incident, five Israelis were wounded Tuesday morning when a mob of Arab stone-throwers ambushed motorists on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem.