Donald Trump victory means ‘the era of a Palestinian state is over,’ Israeli minister says

Donald Trump victory means ‘the era of a Palestinian state is over,’ Israeli minister says
Source: www.truthrevolt.org

An Israeli government minister has provoked outrage by suggesting the result of the US general election will lead to the end of international political will for a Palestinian state.

“Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the centre of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause,” Naftali Bennett, the Minister of Education, said in a press release on Wednesday morning.

“This is the position of the President-elect, as written in his platform, and it should be our policy, plain and simple. The era of a Palestinian state is over.”

The Israeli government has officially been working towards a two-state solution to the intractable Israeli-Arab conflict for years, although resistance from the militant Hamas movement that rules the Gaza Strip and continued disagreement over Israeli settlement building in the West Bank has hindered recent attempts at peace talks.

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