If you recognise new Palestinian government you support terrorism, Benjamin Netanyahu tells world leaders ~ JERUSALEM, The Independent.
Israel’s Prime Minister called on world leaders today not to recognise the Palestinian unity government expected to be formed tomorrow because of its affiliation with the militant group Hamas.
Benjamin Netanyahu said the unity government will “strengthen terrorism” because Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel.
“The international community must not embrace it,” Mr Netanyahu said at the start of his weekly cabinet meeting.
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says such fears are unfounded, vowing the government will be composed of apolitical technocrats and will recognise Israel and renounce violence.
The new government is meant to end a seven-year split between Hamas and Mr Abbas’s rival Palestinian movement, Fatah. While Hamas will not sit in the government, it has agreed to back it. Israel says Hamas, identified as a…
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