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Smotrich: Government secretly engaging in diplomatic process with Palestinians

Religious Zionist leader Bezalel Smotrich  speaks during a Knesset faction meeting, on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Religious Zionist leader Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a Knesset faction meeting, on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Religious Zionism leader Betzalel Smotrich accuses the government of covertly engaging in peace efforts with the Palestinians.

“Secretly, behind Israelis’ backs, a dangerous diplomatic process was started immediately after the government was formed, which will bring us back to the Oslo days,” says Smotrich in the Knesset, referring to the 1993 accords.

His speech follows recent gestures by the Israeli government to the Palestinians, including the easing of restrictions in Gaza, and Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s meeting this week with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

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