Netanyahu Says ‘No’!

(TheIndependentStar.com) – In a new bold declaration by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s conservative leader has flat-out rejected the possibility of establishing a Palestinian Arab state after the October 7 terrorist attack in which the Palestinian Islamist terrorist organization Hamas butchered over 1,400 people.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that there were no chances for Palestinian statehood following the conclusion of its conflict with Hamas in Gaza in a new proclamation during a government meeting Sunday.

His announcement comes amid ongoing efforts by the United Nations and the Biden administration to advocate for a two-state resolution to the enduring conflict, National Review reports.

Netanyahu underscored Israel should stand firm against international pressures advocating for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

“In light of the talk recently heard in the international community about an attempt to unilaterally impose a Palestinian state on Israel, I am bringing today a declarative decision on this issue for the approval of the government. I am sure it will be widely accepted,” he told his Cabinet.

The Israeli leader elaborated that his nation “outright rejects international dictates regarding the permanent settlement with the Palestinians.”

“Such an arrangement will be reached only through direct negotiations between the parties, without preconditions. Israel will continue to oppose the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. Such a recognition, following the massacre of October 7, will reward the terrorism, a reward like no other, and will prevent any future peace settlement,” he explained.

Despite the United States’ longstanding alliance with Israel, President Joe Biden and other American officials have persistently advocated for Netanyahu’s government to engage in a two-state solution with the Palestinian populace inhabiting the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the report points out.

During a recent visit to Israel and the broader Middle East, Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated this proposition as part of a potential ceasefire agreement with Hamas.

In response to Blinken’s overtures, Hamas proposed a tripartite plan providing for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, the liberation of approximately 100 hostages in exchange for the release of Palestinians detained in Israel, and a comprehensive humanitarian and reconstruction initiative for the Palestinian territory.

Netanyahu dismissed these propositions as “delusional.”

“There is not a commitment – there has to be a negotiation, it’s a process, and at the moment, from what I see from Hamas, it’s not happening,” he said.

He further asserted Israel’s objective for “complete victory” in Gaza, projecting the conflict’s resolution within “a matter of months.”