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Israel MK: We must cut off any hope for establishment of Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minster, Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech during a Knesset session [Prime Minister of Israel/Flickr]
Israeli Prime Minster, Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech during a Knesset session [Prime Minister of Israel/Flickr]

An Israeli parliamentarian in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition has urged authorities to end any hope of establishing a Palestinian state, reported Arutz Sheva.

Speaking yesterday, MK Motti Yogev, of the Jewish Home party, declared that “we must cut off any political hope for the establishment of a Palestinian state of murderers that has never existed and will never exist”.

Yogev added that “the direction should be to apply sovereignty everywhere in the land of Israel and to bring hundreds of thousands of Jews to the Galilee, the Negev and to Judea and Samaria [the occupied West Bank], continue to strengthen our grip and continue to fight terrorism.”

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The parliamentarian also said that Israeli authorities “must strengthen the settlement enterprise in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley”.

Addressing the Gaza Strip, Yogev also declared that Israel would ultimately “have no choice but to embark on an operation, as we did in the past in Operation Defensive Shield, to return to security and humanitarian control in the Gaza Strip as well.”

Yogev added: “One day we will also resettle the Gaza Strip because only a return to these lands will lead to security for the Gaza envelope and for all areas of Israel towards which rockets are fired.”

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