Palestinian MFA slams Netanyahu's statements as 'misleading, false'
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says discrediting the Palestinian Authority in the eyes of the Palestinian people is an Israeli strategy.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned what it called the "false and misleading" claims made by Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding his alleged commitment to preserving the Palestinian Authority from collapse.
In an official statement, the Ministry described these claims as being part of a broader strategy by the Israeli government to undermine and weaken the Palestinian Authority while attempting to obscure its own role in dismantling the authority and eroding its credibility in the eyes of the Palestinian public through the violent campaigns of aggression against "the Palestinian people, their lands, homes, properties, and sanctities."
The Ministry further stated that Netanyahu was cynically exploiting international demands for support for the PA, presenting an image of compliance while failing to address the root issues.
The Ministry referenced Ben-Gvir's statements as evidence of this strategy by the occupation.
الخارجية والمغتربين// بن غفير يفضح سياسة إسرائيل في الترويج لأية تسهيلات للفلسطينيينhttps://t.co/BUXUc5uP53— State of Palestine - MFA 🇵🇸🇵🇸 (@pmofa) July 10, 2023
According to the Ministry, the claims of the Israeli government as offering facilitation are actually international obligations that must be implemented by "Israel" in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and the signed agreements.
Similarly, the Ministry firmly rejected any conditions imposed by the occupation government regarding the fulfillment of these obligations, deeming them an unsuccessful endeavor to politicize the issue.
"Additionally, it is imperative to halt all unauthorized unilateral actions by Israel and demonstrate a steadfast commitment to the agreements that have been signed."
Earlier this week, the Palestinian Authority announced that it will be suspending communications and meetings with "Israel" following its aggression on Jenin, as it builds up on its decision to suspend security coordination with the occupation forces.
The statement that followed a meeting of the Palestinian Authority stated that "the understandings of Aqaba and Sharm El-Sheikh with the occupation" are no longer relevant and that it has decided to limit its ties with the US administration, adding that it file cases against the United States and the UK for their involvement in the creation of the Belfour Declaration.
The PA added that all Palestinian agencies and bodies should assume their role in defending the Palestinian people from Israeli aggression on the West Bank.
It also revealed that it has decided to contact the UN Security Council to request the implementation of Resolution 2334 and the international protection resolution for the Palestinian people, halt unilateral measures in the West Bank, impose sanctions on the occupation, and call on the International Criminal Court to expedite the resolution of the cases referred to it.