Netanyahu Says Palestinian Incitement Makes ‘Your Hair Stand on End’

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sunday said the Palestinian leadership is not ready to confront extremism in the way that is necessary for a peace deal with Israel to be secured, and criticized Palestinian incitement against Jews and Israel as making “your hair stand on end.”

His comments were made in a pre-recorded video played at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.

“Unfortunately, the Palestinian leadership is simply not prepared, and I hope this changes, but it’s not yet prepared to truly confront violence and fanaticism within Palestinian society, within their own ranks,” Netanyahu said.