29-01-2023 08:12 AM Jerusalem Timing

Netanyahu Slams Europe Support for Palestinians

Netanyahu Slams Europe Support for Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized some European governments for supporting Palestinians over a bid at the UN that demands the withdrawal of the Zionist regime from occupied territories.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has criticized some European governments for supporting Palestinians over a bid at the UN that demands the withdrawal of the Zionist regime from occupied territories.

“I said that the attempts of the Palestinians and of several European countries to force conditions on Israel will only lead to a deterioration in the regional situation and will endanger Israel,” Netanyahu said in a statement after a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome on Monday.

“Therefore, we will strongly oppose this,” he added.

The Israeli premier said that Tel Aviv would firmly reject any UN move to dictate a time-frame for withdrawal from the land Palestinians seek for a state.

Palestinians are set to submit an Arab-backed draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as early as Wednesday that calls for the recognition of a Palestinian state and sets a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Palestinian envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour said Sunday that talks are underway with European countries – in particular France, Britain and Germany – over the Paris-spearheaded bid.

The British and French parliaments have voted overwhelmingly in support of Palestinian statehood in non-binding resolutions.