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Kushner and Greenblatt support Israeli measures at Gaza border, claims Netanyahu

June 25, 2018 at 9:49 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (3rd L) and US President Donald Trump’s Assistant and Special Envoy for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt (2nd L) on 22 June 2018 [Haim Zach/Anadolu Agency]

Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that the US envoys currently touring the Middle East support Israeli measures on its border with the besieged Gaza Strip, Quds Press reported on Sunday. The Israeli Prime Minister said that Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt give “absolute support” for the deadly response to the Palestinians’ Great March of Return protests.

“I met with them [the US envoys] and we discussed the political process and regional issues,” Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet meeting. “Our discussion mainly concentrated on the situation in Gaza.”

The Israeli leader claims that the shooting of unarmed protesters — some of them very obviously journalists and medics — helps to “guarantee the security of Israel and its citizens.” He insisted that this was made clear in the remarks made by the US administration’s representatives.

Netanyahu has met with Kushner and Greenblatt twice since Friday. The two have been touring the Middle East since last Tuesday and meeting with Arab leaders in an effort to sell US President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century”.

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