Government rejects UN boost of Palestinians’ status, says it won’t be basis for future talks

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

The government unanimously rejects last week’s UN General Assembly resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status at the body, and says that the decision won’t have any impact on disputed territories or Israel’s rights anywhere in the Holy Land.

The government decision also stipulates that the UN move will not serve as a basis for any future negotiations, and does not help bring about a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We will not give a prize to the terrible massacre of October 7, which 80% of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank support,” says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement. “We will not allow them to create a terror state from which they will be able to attack us even more ferociously.”

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