Shtayyeh: Netanyahu Aimed to Destroy Possibility of Palestinian state

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says that any government in "Israel" will be tested to end the occupation. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry confirms that the policies pursued by the Netanyahu government will not change.

  • Mohammad Shtayyeh: Netanyahu Aimed to Destroy any Possibility of a Palestinian state
    Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh in Ramallah - June 2020. (AFP).

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh stressed that the test for any government in "Israel" for the Palestinians is its pledge to end the occupation and to recognize the Palestinians' sovereign historical and political right to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Shtayyeh indicated in a statement to Al-Mayadeen that "Netanyahu's program was based on destroying any possibility of having a Palestinian state," stressing that "Palestine is betting on the awareness of its people and their steadfastness in the face of the oppressor and the settlement."

In turn, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that the policies pursued by Netanyahu's government will not change with the new government.

The MOFA wonders how the new government will deal with issues such as the people's right to self-determination and the issues of Jerusalem and settlements.

In a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry indicated that the State of Palestine's ruling on this government will be based on its position regarding previous issues.

In turn, Hamas stressed that it does not count on any change in the united occupation governments on the policy of killing and confiscation of Palestinian rights, and pointed out that the fall of Netanyahu is one of the successive consequences of the victory of the resistance in the "Battle of the Sword" of Jerusalem.

As for the Islamic Jihad movement, it stressed that there is no bet on any change in the ruling parties of the occupying entity, which is governed by a security and military system that does not stop practicing terrorism and aggression.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine also affirmed that the announcement of the new occupation government's formation, headed alternately by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, will not change anything on the ground. 

The "Government of Change" won the confidence of the Israeli Knesset and ended the rule of Likud head, which lasted for 12 consecutive years, and its leader, Naftali Bennett, confirmed that "the biggest threat it will face is the Iranian nuclear file."