After visiting the mourning tents of two families of terrorists who attacked Israelis on Friday, COGAT head revoked Hebron governor’s entry permit into Israel, explaining, ‘Israel will not reward the supporters of terrorism.’
By Elior Levy
The Palestinian Authority has so far avoided condemning the two serious attacks last week in which two Israelis were murdered, with the PA’s Hebron Governor, Kamal Hamid, visiting on Saturday the mourners’ tents of two terrorists. In response, Israel has revoked his permit to visit Israel.
In response to this post, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT, also the name of the unit that he heads) Yoav Mordechai decided to revoke Hamid’s entry permit into Israel. “Visiting the families is an acceptance of despicable murder and encourages terrorism,” Mordechai wrote on COGAT’s Arabic-language Facebook page. “Would the governor of Hebron express support for the murderer of a 12-year-old girl? We expect the Palestinian leadership to take responsibility and to call for calm and patience. Israel will not aid the supporters of terrorism.”
The IDF and Shin Bet are continuing their patrols and arrests following the chain of terrorist attacks near the city in recent days, principally, in the manhunt after the terrorist cell that murdered Michael Mark and wounded three other members of his family on Friday.