ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

search

Top Palestinian official: Netanyahu’s ‘hatred of failure’ pushes him to ‘moral, political blindness’

Gianluca Pacchiani is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel

Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO Hussein al-Sheikh at his office in Ramallah, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/ Nasser Nasser)
Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO Hussein al-Sheikh at his office in Ramallah, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/ Nasser Nasser)

Hussein al-Sheikh, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, comments on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s press conference last night, saying that the premier’s “hatred of failure” is pushing him to “moral, humanitarian and political blindness,” which will lead to “further bloodshed, destruction and displacement.”

“Netanyahu came out yesterday to announce the strategic goal of the war: the complete reoccupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, forgetting or ignoring that his occupation is doomed, and we are the ones who will remain,” al-Sheikh writes on his account at X, formerly Twitter.

In a joint press conference with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Minister Benny Gantz, Netanyahu indicated that Israel would oppose the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza following the war — an aspiration expressed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over the past week, and with which Washington also reportedly agrees.

Gaza cannot be ruled by “a civil authority that educates its children to hate Israel, to kill Israelis, to eliminate the State of Israel… an authority that pays the families of murderers [amounts] based on the number they murdered… an authority whose leader still has not condemned the terrible [October 7] massacre 30 days later,” Netanyahu said of the PA last night.

The premier also reiterated that Israel will persist with its military offensive to eradicate Hamas in the wake of the terror group’s October 7 massacre.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
image
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure: example@domain.com
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.