Israeli Official Incitement: January 2021

Israeli Incitement Reports
February 08, 2021


Israeli Official Incitement: January 2021

This report highlights inciting statements made by senior Israeli officials, including parliament members and representatives of the settlers' organizations, against the Palestinian people and leadership. It also highlights the fierce incitement campaign against the indigenous Palestinian citizens of Israel, particularly members of the Joint List party, ahead of the upcoming Knesset elections that will take place next month on 23 March. The report also includes various political statements by senior Israeli officials endorsing colonization and annexation schemes against the land and people of Palestine.


I. Palestinian Prisoners, Martyrs, and their Families


Ayelet Shaked- Member of the Knesset for the Yemina Party (Twitter, 01 January)

"I thought there would be nothing that would surprise me in this government, but here is the blood money1 still flowing to the terrorists2. Although the law on deducting terrorists' funds has been approved3, the government still refuses to implement it, and the killers’ wages are transferred without delay. Unfortunately, this is the clear message: It pays off to be a terrorist."

Im Tirtzu4 retweeted a post by Advocate Maurice Hirsch5 (Twitter6, 04 January)

"While they are appealing to the Supreme Court7 against the decision to demolish the house, the terrorist8 and his family enjoy a monthly wage of 4,000 shekels, which the Palestinian Authority pays him as a prize (…) On the other hand, the prisoner also received a Corona vaccination. It seems that it is pays off to kill Jews!"

II. The Indigenous Palestinian Citizens of Israel


Naftali Bennett- Member of the Knesset for Yemina party (Facebook, 03 January)

"(…) the prime minister (…)deliberately partnered with Mansour Abbas9 and the southern Islamic Movement party10 who support the murderous terrorists11- and this is all for political gain.

Here are some facts about the alliance, Netanyahu-Mansour Abbas, and judge for yourself:

1. Mansour Abbas, with whom Netanyahu allied, in 2013 visited the family of murderers who killed soldiers in 1992.

2. The southern Islamic movement of Mansour Abbas is affiliated with the "Muslim Brotherhood" and Hamas.

3. Member of Parliament Al-Kharumi12 uploaded pictures of Barghouthi13 and the killers of the Buraq Revolution14 (…)Unfortunately, Netanyahu signed an agreement with a party that openly supports terrorists for the sake of political gains."


Gideon Sa'ar- Former Likud Member of the Knesset and Head of the New Hope party (Twitter, 11 January)

"Better be late than never. I praise the district court's decision in Lod to prevent the screening of the movie "Jenin, Jenin"15 which presented lies about the army and its soldiers. I led this position, which was adopted by a decision of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee several months ago. We will always support the army, the most moral army in the world, its officers and soldiers."

Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon- Member of the Knesset for the Telem16 party (Twitter, 12 January)

"The court's decision on banning the screening of the film "Jenin, Jenin" creates historic justice for the soldiers in general, and for the soldiers and victims of the battle17 in Jenin and their families in particular. Freedom of expression is not freedom to lie, defame, and incite. The court's decision is an important lesson in the war against a culture of forgery and lies."

Naftali Bennett- Member of the Knesset for the Yemina Party (Facebook, 12 January)

"Muhammad Bakri is a liar and rotten who slandered IDF soldiers- now this is official.

Justice was served, years late.

The soldiers who fought in Jenin in the same battle - you are heroes and all the people of Israel are proud of you.

We will forever remember the 13 victims - soldiers who fell in the Battle of Jenin during the "Defensive Shield" operation."

Avi Dichter- Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 12 January)

"During the difficult battle that the soldiers led in front of hundreds of terrorists in Jenin within the operation "Defensive Shield" (2002), the Palestinians tried to create a false reality that hundreds of innocent Palestinians were killed (…) this did not deter director Muhammad Bakri, a well-known Israeli hater, from producing a false and distorted film that revives the version of the massacre that did not happen.A group of warriors and families of the victims led a legal battle to preserve the good name of the warriors and victims. They succeeded in this battle in front of the cinematic terrorist Bakri(...)"

Uzi Dayan- Member of the Knesset for the Likud party (Facebook, 17 January)

 "(…)This is the difference between those18 who push Arab citizens to vote for Likud and represent them properly, and those19 who try in every way to reach power with Tibi20 and Yazbak21 from the joint anti-Zionist party that is proud of supporting terrorism!"