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Netanyahu says he has told U.S. he opposes Palestinian state in any postwar scenario

user avatar Author: Editors Desk Source: Politico
January 18, 2024 at 19:05
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he told U.S. officials that he opposes establishing a Palestinian state as part of a postwar scenario in the region. | Evan Vucci/AP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he told U.S. officials that he opposes establishing a Palestinian state as part of a postwar scenario in the region. | Evan Vucci/AP

“In any future arrangement … Israel needs security control all territory west of the Jordan,” Netanyahu said in a news conference.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he has told the United States that he opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state as part of any postwar scenario, underscoring the deep divisions between the close allies three months into Israel’s assault on Gazaaiming to eliminate its Hamas rulers.

The U.S. has called on Israel to scale back its offensive and said that the establishment of a Palestinian state should be part of the “day after.”

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