Netanyahu says Palestinian Authority in its current form ‘not fit’ to govern Gaza

PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands before the funeral ceremony for Shimon Peres, Jerusalem, September 30, 2016 (YouTube screenshot)
PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands before the funeral ceremony for Shimon Peres, Jerusalem, September 30, 2016 (YouTube screenshot)

Wrapping up his press conference, Prime Minister Netanyahu is asked about US support for the Palestinian Authority ultimately governing Gaza, as today restated by US President Biden.

Netanyahu says the PA in its current form “is not fit” to do so.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas is still refusing to condemn the October 7 massacres, while some of his ministers “are celebrating what happened,” he says.

Netanyahu says Israel and the US are agreed on destroying Hamas and returning the hostages. “And I believe that we will ultimately reach agreement on this too: that it is impossible to put in Gaza a civil government that supports terrorism, encourages terrorism, finances terrorism and educates for terrorism.”

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