The Israeli Radio reported that during his weekly sermon on Saturday, the spiritual leader of Shas movement in Israel, Rabbi Ovadia Yusef, wished that the Palestinians and their president be dead and be finished by “God”.Rabbi Yusef said that “may everybody who hates Israel be finished”, and also wished that the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Palestinian people be finished by a plague sent by “God”.

He said that “God” should send the plague to the Palestinians and to Abbas in order to ‘finish them’.