Kerry: Jewish ‘Settlements’ to Blame for Palestinian Terror Spree

Kerry and Abbas AP

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the several ongoing Middle East conflicts during a conversation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday. Most strikingly, the State Department leader appeared to blame the ongoing Palestinian murder campaign against Israeli Jews on the Jews themselves.

Kerry explained: “What’s happening is that unless we get going, a two-state solution could conceivably be stolen from everybody,” in rallying for a “solution” that has been tried for decades without any progress. Then the Secretary of State seemingly excused Palestinian terrorists for their barbaric actions against Israeli Jews. “And there’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years. Now you have this violence because there’s a frustration that is growing, and a frustration among Israelis who don’t see any movement,” Kerry added.

Kerry did not explain how Jews building apartments in disputed territories leads to Palestinians stabbing innocent Jews to death, or sometimes attempting to run them over with their vehicles. He also refused to condemn Palestinian leadership for inciting their people to murder innocents.

“So I look at that and I say if that did explode – and I pray and hope it won’t and I think there are options to prevent that – but we would inevitably be – at some point we’re going to have to be engaged in working through those kinds of difficulties. So better to try to find the ways to deal with it before that happens than later,” Kerry concluded.

Mr. Kerry’s State Department has time and again refused to identify a perpetrator for this most recent surge in Palestinian terror attacks against innocents, asking “all sides” to stop “escalating tensions.”

Kerry’s message at Harvard, and the continuing rhetoric espoused by his State Department and the greater Obama administration, allow for the Palestinians to maintain their status as a victimized people, free from any accountability for their actions.

When an AP reporter challenged the State Department in its approach with regard to dealing with the Palestinian terror onslaught, the State Department confirmed that it sent the same message to both the Israeli Prime Minister and Palestinian President.

“Overall we need to lower the temperature, we need to reduce these kinds of incitements,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner explained, appearing to conclude that “the violence” was to blame for the terroristic acts.


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