Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has gone further than snubbing US Vice President Joe Biden's call to condemn terror attacks this week – it was revealed that earlier this week he sent a condolence letter to the family of a female Arab terrorist.
The letter, which was dated on Sunday and exposed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), was addressed to the family of Amani Hosni Jawad Al-Sabatin, a female terrorist who conducted a car ramming attack last Friday against IDF soldiers at Gush Etzion Junction.
In the attack a soldier was lightly wounded and the terrorist was shot dead. Abbas' letter, which was on the letterhead of the PA Embassy in Jordan for some unknown reason, was sent to the terrorist's family and then put on Twitter by the Fatah Recruitment and Organization Commission.
MEMRI reveals the letter reads as follows:
Embassy of the State of Palestine
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
March 6, 2016
In the name of Allah the merciful and beloved,
'And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision.' (Koran 3:169 – ed.)
Distinguished residents of Husan,
Distinguished Al-Sabatin family,
With great sorrow and deep anguish we received the news of the death of the martyr Amani Hosni Jawad Al-Sabatin.
We consider her to be someone who is with Allah, may He be exalted and elevated, as a martyr who quenched the land of Palestine with her pure soul.
I share your deep sorrow and anguish, and express my most sincere condolences to you and to your distinguished family, and to the residents of Husan and the dear Al-Sabatin family. I beseech Allah the Exalted and the Omnipotent to bestow upon this martyr His many mercies, and may she rest in Paradise. May Allah fill your heart with forbearance and consolation.
President of the State of Palestine