27 July 2016

Yaalon: Palestinians believe all of Israel is a 'settlement'

From A7, 27 July 2016: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215629

...Yaalon ...ripped the Palestinian Authority, arguing that the Palestinians would never accept any Israel of any size or shape.

“Both [Hamas and the PLO] advocate a Palestinian state ‘from the river to the sea,” said Yaalon. According to the vision presented by Palestinian leadership “there is no room for a Jewish state.”

Yaalon ridiculed the argument made by some on the Israeli left that Palestinian hatred of Israel was driven merely by a desire for statehood in Judea and Samaria.

For the Palestinians, he said “The biggest ‘settlement’ is the land of Israel is Tel Aviv, for those who don’t know, not Beit El and Elon Moreh.”

“The PLO’s leadership – Arafat and Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] – has, since the Oslo [agreement] has avoided every opportunity to reach a final status [agreement]. They could have gotten territory without giving up anything, we called it ‘land for peace’. But what we got was ‘land for terror’.”