The NJA is appalled at comments made by Husam Zomlot, Head of Palestinian Mission to the UK, during an interview with Sky News anchor Kay Burley aired on February 1.
When pressed by Burley as to whether Zomlot condemned a terrorist act carried-out by a Palestinian at a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov on January 27, which claimed the lives of 7 Israelis, Zomlot explicitly stated, “No.”
Instead, Zomlot tried to blame Israel as the “actual cause” of the violence – not the Palestinian terrorists who carried out attacks on January 27 and 28.
Zomlot then referred to Israelis as “our occupiers, colonisers, and besiegers” as if to dehumanise the Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism.
Later in the interview, Zomlot euphemistically referred to the Palestinians who were neutralised by the IDF in Jenin as “refugees” rather than members of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad – both of whom are proscribed terrorist organisations in the UK.
The NJA condemns Zomlot’s misleading and highly disturbing comments, and we reiterate our support for Israel in fighting against Palestinian terrorism in all its forms. May the memories of the victims of last week’s attacks be a blessing. To view the relevant excerpt of the interview, please click here.
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