A week after the United States threatened to cut off aid to Israel if it didn’t end the occupation, Israel’s right-wing government has been accused of using the threat to pursue more draconian policies.
A government statement issued Wednesday said the US administration “must understand that Israel is an occupier of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and it is unacceptable to deny Israel the rights to defend itself.”
It added: “If the United Nations and other international organizations were serious about peace, they would take immediate action and impose strict restrictions on Israeli activities in the occupied territories.
The statement came in response to a report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), which said Israeli forces had destroyed hundreds of homes, displacing thousands of Palestinians.
In response to the latest allegations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he will personally call President Donald Trump on Monday to explain the situation.”
I am not making any comments at this time.
I am not ready to talk about it,” he said.
He said he will ask the president to tell him what steps he can take to end the situation, adding that the Palestinians’ demands were not met.
Netanyahu said that the Israeli right would be prepared to “end the occupation” and that he had no doubts the US would respect the right of the Palestinians to their “right to self-determination.””
We are not prepared to give up on our right to self determination,” he declared.”
I also know the Palestinians have no illusions that Israel would not be a party to any future settlement process.”
We are not prepared to give up on our right to self determination,” he declared.
Israel’s right wing government has come under fire in recent months after Netanyahu was accused of taking Israel’s “iron fist” in recent moves to end Israeli rule over the West bank and Gaza.
The Israeli government has said that it will continue to defend its right to exist in the West, despite repeated US threats to cut aid to the country.
In recent weeks, the government has increased the pace of demolitions and restrictions, and increased the number of arrests of Palestinians in Israeli jails.
In January, the Israeli army launched a series of raids on the homes of Palestinians suspected of having links to Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Islamist group.
The raids were part of a broader crackdown on the Palestinian community that has intensified in recent weeks.
The PCHR reported that between March and August, Israeli forces killed at least 200 Palestinians in clashes with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Wall.
Last month, the PA’s justice minister said that Israel was “not satisfied” with the PA accepting its right of self-defense.
The justice minister also said the Palestinian leadership had “no intention” of ending its campaign against Israel, which is backed by the US.
In the past week, Israel has escalated attacks against Palestinians, targeting the homes and properties of several of the group’s top leaders.
On Monday, the IDF killed six people in a Palestinian attack in the central West Bank village of al-Mughraq.
Israel also targeted Palestinian militants in Gaza on Sunday, killing two and wounding several others, after the group fired mortar shells into southern Israel.
Israel has carried out a series a number of raids in recent days, targeting homes, vehicles and schools in the territory.
In August, Israel killed at a number in southern Israel after an Israeli patrol raided a house in a predominantly Palestinian town, killing one Palestinian and injuring seven.
In July, an Israeli soldier killed four people and wounded five in a shooting attack in a crowded area of the southern city of Netivot.