Israeli President Rivlin Demands Abbas Condemn Gaza Terror

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds a press conference following a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on October 20, 2009. Abbas met with Mubarak to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East peace process. AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE / AFP / CRIS BOURONCLE AND - (Photo credit …

Ynetnews reports: President Reuven Rivlin urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to speak out against the incendiary kites coming from Gaza and attempts to infiltrate Israel from the strip.

“The terrorism coming out of Gaza is a problem of both sides, and we should hear your voice on this issue. We have to see how we can stop the arsons and the infiltrations,” Rivlin told Abbas in a phone call. Rivlin also wished Abbas “Ramadan kareem,” which means “blessed Ramadan.”

Several fires broke out on Monday afternoon in communities near the Gaza border as a result of incendiary kites being flown from Gaza.

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