Ben Gvir says no Palestinian state while he is in government

Head of the Otzma Yehudit party and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir leads a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on February 5, 2024.  (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Head of the Otzma Yehudit party and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir leads a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on February 5, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir joins the government ministers who are responding angrily to a report of a US plan to recognize a Palestinian state in the coming weeks as part of a peace plan.

“The intention of the US, together with the Arab states, to establish a terror state alongside the State of Israel is delusional and part of the misguided conception that there is a partner for peace on the other side,” the Ynet news site quotes Ben Gvir as saying.

“After October 7 it is clearer than ever that it is forbidden to give them a state. While we are in the government, no Palestinian state will be established,” he says.

“1,400 murdered and the world wants to give them a state. It won’t happen,” he also posts on X.

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