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‘Palestinians have no land,’ Israeli minister claims

Bennett calls for imposing full Israeli sovereignty over Area C, which constitutes 61 per cent of the area of the occupied West Bank

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett told Israeli TV Channel two on Sunday that Palestinians “have no piece of land.”

Bennett suggested that the Palestinians living in Area C, which includes most of the illegal Jewish Israeli settlements, are given the choice to have Israeli citizenship

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett told Israeli TV Channel two on Sunday that Palestinians “have no piece of land.”

Bennett, who is the head of the Israeli Jewish Home party, also warned that his party would leave the government if it recognised a Palestinian state.

He said he does not oppose holding talks with Palestinians, but insisted that recognising a Palestinian state was not one of the terms agreed upon when his party joined the government.

“There will never be a Palestinian state and any talks about the return to pre-1967 borders and dividing Jerusalem will dissolve the government,” he said, “we must not give the Palestinians any piece of land.”

The extremist settler believes in a “Palestinian autonomy,” which would be achieved by the ISralei occupation imposing full sovereignty over Area C, which constitutes 61 per cent of the occupied West Bank.

According to his “Stability Plan” plan, Palestinians can rule over Area A without any Israeli interference, but without real independence.

He suggested that those living in Area C, which includes most of the illegal Jewish Israeli settlements, are given the choice to have Israeli citizenship.

If the Jewish Home were to quit the government it would leave it short of the seats it needs to hold majority.

(Source / 06.06.2016)

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Video of the Week New Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Security Forces, Muslim Worshippers

Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police




The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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