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Palestinian Authority condemns Bennett’s comments on fighting terror

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, April 8, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, April 8, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry condemns Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s remarks this morning as an “official license to kill Palestinians.”

Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have spiked in recent weeks after a string of deadly terror attacks across Israel. Israeli forces have stepped up security activities in the West Bank, raiding Palestinian cities amid occasional firefights with Palestinian gunmen.

“We will get at anyone who has had a direct or indirect connection to the attacks,” Bennett told cabinet ministers. “The State of Israel is on the offensive.”

But Ramallah condemns Bennett’s remarks as “an attempt to sow the illusion in the international community that the occupying power was in a ‘state of self-defense’ and is now moving to ‘attack.’”

“This ignores the fact that Israel occupies the land of the State of Palestine and usurps it by force,” the PA Foreign Ministry says.

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