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'New Israeli government anti-peace'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Ramallah, May 7: The newly formed Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is against peace and it will lead the region to violence, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday. “The new government of Netanyahu, which is a rrow right wing one, is against peace and will lead the region to more violence, bloodshed and radicalism,” chief Palestinian negotiator Sabe Erekat told Xinhua news agency. “This Israeli government is a government of settlers and it is a government of settlement unity that aims at destroying the two-state principle,” Erekat said. On Wednesday night, Netanyahu informed the Israeli president that he had finished the formation of the new government. His Likud Party won the parliamentary elections held on March 17. The veteran Palestinian politician said those who still believed in the possibility of resuming the peace negotiations in accordance with the two-state principle should “review the remarks of this government’s ministers who called frankly for the killing of Palestinian women and children”. US-sponsored direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians stopped in March 2014 after going on for nine months without any significant progress. Meanwhile, Sami Abu Zuhri, the Islamic Hamas movement’s spokesman in Gaza, said that Hamas can face all the challenges posed by the new Israeli government’s policies in the area.. (IANS)

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