US State Dept. Blames Israel for Terrorism, Claims Palestinians Rarely Incite Attacks

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on July 19, 2017, following a demonstration against new Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem that were implemented after an attack killed two Israeli policemen. / AFP PHOTO / Musa AL SHAER (Photo credit should read MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

The State Department is facing harsh criticism for claiming in an official report that Israel is to blame for terrorism attacks committed by Palestinians and accusing the Jewish state of being largely responsible for an impasse in peace negotiations, according to a leading member of Congress who is calling on the State Department to correct its “inaccurate and harmful” characterization of Israel.

The State Department, in its latest annual report on the global terrorism situation, blames Israeli security policies for stalling the peace process and claims that Palestinians rarely incite terror attacks.

The claims are coming under fierce criticism from pro-Israel advocates and have prompted one leading member of Congress to formally call on the Trump administration to amend the report to more accurately reflect the situation.
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