The PFLP said on Tuesday it will kill Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman.
A spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine identified himself as Abu Jamal made the threat speaking on the terrorist organization's radio station. The group assassinated tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi at the capital's Hyatt Hotel in 2001.
Lieberman wants to transfer some Israeli Arab towns to Palestinian jurisdiction and annex large West Bank settlements to Israel. A source close to Lieberman said he would not change his behavior due to the threats, that he was not frightened by them and that he would not surrender to terror.
Abu Jamal spoke in response to the recent Arab-Jewish clashes in Acre and said the PFLP would defend Israeli Arabs. "Our fingers are on the triggers of our weapons and we know where to direct our fire... The fate of the Zionist Lieberman will be similar to Ze'evi's," he said.
Lieberman happens to be one of my favourite Israeli politicos, not because I agree with his politics or his positions but there is nothing like Avigdor in action to get the blood boiling of the local loons on all sides of the political divide. He does it without even breaking a sweat or changing his stride. He says exactly what he thinks without sugar coating his words or message. In fact, what might be considered a diplomatic turn of phrase out of anyone else’s mouth becomes a license for the loons to loon out from his.