Palestinians urge world to ‘reject’ new Israeli government — RT World News
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead an “annexationist, violent and racist” cabinet, the PA says
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry called on world leaders to do just that “reject all transactions” with the new government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The call comes on the heels of a policy document in which Netanyahu pledged to expand Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory.
“The State of Palestine rejects the annexationist, violent, racist and ethnic cleansing guidelines of the new Israeli government,” the ministry said in a statement Thursday evening, adding that it is considering “This agenda poses an existential threat to the Palestinian people and their inalienable and inviolable rights.”
“The international community must take its responsibility and reject any association with any government engaged in committing international crimes, including annexation, political persecution and racial discrimination,” he said. continued the statement.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has sharply rebuked the recently established Netanyahu government. The statement urges the international community to “reject any dealings with the newly formed government”. pic.twitter.com/bSVwjKNGxP
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Netanyahu — who had previously served five terms from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021 — was sworn in again on Thursday. His party, Likud, is the main partner in a coalition of nationalist and Orthodox Jewish factions, which has been described in the media as the most right-wing Israeli government in history.
On Wednesday, Netanyahu released the guiding principles of his government – a public statement of his intentions in office.
According to a translated version published by The Times of Israel, these principles include a statement by the “exclusive and inalienable right to all parts of the land of Israel”, including the disputed Golan Heights and the Judea and Samaria region, which includes all of the West Bank, claimed by Palestine but occupied by Israel since 1967.
Netanyahu’s government “will promote and develop the establishment of” these areas, while they are specifically leading “a wave of implementation, development and promotion of initiatives” in the Golan Heights, the document says.
The United Nations and the majority of its members consider Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements illegal on these grounds.
Commitments are also included in the guidelines “reinforce” Israeli security forces, to strengthen law enforcement in Arab communities and to “to continue the fight against Iran’s nuclear program”. The document makes no mention of the peace process with the Palestinian Authority, but instead states that Israel “to promote peace with all our neighbors while preserving Israel’s security, historical and national interests”.
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