Netanyahu: We can’t count on PA to confront radical Islamic forces

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with soldiers at a base in the West Bank on February 7, 2023. (Koby Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with soldiers at a base in the West Bank on February 7, 2023. (Koby Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the elite Duvdevan undercover unit operating in the West Bank, telling them that Israel can’t count on the Palestinian Authority to stop terror attacks.

“We are struggling in a region where there is a constant struggle between those who want to go forward with us, and radical-Islamist forces, who want to return us to Medieval times,” Netanyahu says, speaking to the soldiers.

“It’s a big fight. On the external level, of course, led by Iran, which is our greatest enemy, and we are fighting it. On the local level, there are forces that also want to strangle us in various places,” Netanyahu says.

The prime minister says Israel cannot count on the Palestinian Authority to stop terror attacks.

“Of course, we would be happy if the Palestinian Authority did its part, but we see that it is not. In most cases, it does not confront those who need to be confronted,” he says. “There is no substitute in any future scenario for our security control over the territory.”

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