PM Netanyahu: Palestinian deal without Hamas recognition of Israel ‘bogus’

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed on Tuesday that Israel would not deal with a Palestinian government that included Hamas if it maintained its anti-Israel stance and remained committed to terrorism.

Touring Maaleh Adumim, a Jerusalem suburb beyond the Green Line, Netanyahu said: “We expect everyone who talks about a peace process to recognize the State of Israel and, of course, to recognize a Jewish state. We are not prepared to accept bogus reconciliations in which the Palestinian factions apparently reconcile at the expense of our existence.

“Whoever wants to make such a reconciliation must know our terms are clear: recognizing the State of Israel, disbanding Hamas’ military arm, severing ties with Iran, which calls for our destruction, and so on and so forth. Even these very clear things must be clearly stated” by the Palestinians. [ Source: Israel Hayom (Read More…) ]