Blinken Thanks Abbas, Who Has Yet to Condemn Jerusalem Attack, For ‘Resolute Stance Against Terrorism’

patrick.goodenough | January 31, 2023
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he appreciates his “consistent and resolute stance against terrorism.” Abbas has not publicly condemned a deadly Palestinian terrorist attack near a Jerusalem synagogue on Friday night, nor spoken out against the boisterous celebrations that erupted on the streets of several Palestinian cities as news of the attack spread.