Netanyahu Fires Back At Abbas, Calls Speech “Libelous”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas of giving a “libelous” speech after Abbas worried about a “catastrophe” because of Israeli settlements.
Taking to the stage just minutes after the head of the Palestinian Authority, Benjamin Netanyahu told United Nations delegates this afternoon that Israelis and Palestinians “won’t solve our conflicts with libelous speeches at the U.N.”
Netanyahu, directly addressing earlier comments by Mahmoud Abbas — who accused Israel of waging a campaign of “ethnic cleansing” against Palestinians — said peace will only come if Israelis and Palestinians “sit together, negotiate together and reach a mutual compromise.”
And there must be, he said, “a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the one and only Jewish state.”Click here for reuse options!
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