ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “We commend the Palestinian villagers and headmaster who refused to grant sanctuary to these terrorists.
“They have shown themselves to be very different from their leaders, like the late Yasser Arafat or Mahmoud Abbas, both of whom knowingly gave refuge to wanted Palestinian terrorists in the Muqata, the PA presidential palace.
“Unfortunately, numerous polls have shown that a majority of Palestinians do not accept Israel as a Jewish state and refuse to live in peace alongside her or to abjure terrorism. Worse, they support terrorism, celebrate and glorify terrorists and hand out sweets when innocent Israelis are murdered by them.
“If more Palestinians behaved like these villagers and the school headmaster, Palestinian society would be very different, and peace might even be a real possibility.”