US reacts to Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks on future of Palestinian state
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta |
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently commented on ongoing Israel-Hamas war and postwar scenario in context of Palestinian independence.
Differences between the US and Israel over the establishment of a Palestinian state after the ongoing Israel-Hamas war are out in the open. US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has reacted to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks on the ongoing war and postwar scenario in context of Palestinian independence.
“We obviously see it differently,” said Kirby. On Thursday, Netanyahu had reiterated that his country’s victory over Hamas would take many more months and thus rejected US calls to lower the intensity of its ongoing military offensive in Gaza. Weighing in on the issue of complete Palestinian independence, Netanyahu rejected the idea. Netanyhu highlighted that Israel “must have security control over all the territory west of the Jordan (River).”
Wrap up the year gone by & gear up for 2024 with HT! Click here
“This is a necessary condition, and it conflicts with the idea of (Palestinian) sovereignty,” said Netanyahu in a nationally televised news conference.