Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slams the Palestinian Authority for issuing a claim accusing Israel of massacring its own civilians on October 7.
“Today, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah said something utterly preposterous. It denied that it was Hamas that carried out the horrible massacre at the nature festival near Gaza,” Netanyahu says in a video statement released in Hebrew and English. “It actually accused Israel of carrying out that massacre. This is a complete reversal of truth.”
Netanyahu issues harsh criticism of the Palestinian Authority after it circulates a document accusing Israel of massacring its own civilians on October 7.
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Netanyahu says that PA President Mahmoud Abbas, “who in the past has denied the existence of the Holocaust, today is denying the existence of the Hamas massacre and that’s unacceptable.”
The US and others have pushed the idea that the PA will rule the Gaza Strip following the Israel-Hamas war, something Netanyahu has pushed back against strongly, a sentiment he now reiterates.
“My goal is that the day after we destroy Hamas, any future civil administration in Gaza does not deny the massacre, does not educate its children to become terrorists, does not pay for terrorists and does not tell its children that their ultimate goal in life is to see the destruction and dissolution of the State of Israel,” he says. “That’s not acceptable and that is not the way to achieve peace.”