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In apparent swipe at Gantz, Liberman urges boycott of PA leader Abbas: ‘He’s a terrorist’

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman leads a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on May 16, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman leads a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on May 16, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says his fellow Israeli ministers should boycott Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom he accuses of inciting against Israel.

“He must not be made legitimate… He can’t be partner for anything,” Liberman says during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset. “He is a terrorist just like the rest of the terrorists. He just deals in diplomatic terror, which sometimes is even more dangerous and harmful than conventional terror.”

The comments are widely seen as a swipe at Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who has met several times with Abbas.

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