Netanyahu, killing 300 protesters in Gaza was a “wise” decision

(QNN) – The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli occupation used force “wisely” in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli soldiers have killed “more than 300” Palestinians near the eastern borders of the besieged enclave.

In an interview with “Israel Hayom”, Netanyahu said: “More than 300 Palestinians have been killed near the border when they tried to breach the fence and abduct our soldiers. We have used force wisely, and powerfully.”

Netanyahu also said that his government’s policy led Hamas to suffer the severest economic crisis. “They [Gazans] are in enormous economic distress, and Hamas is in check and wants some quiet so it can stand up to the huge pressure in Gaza,” he said.

“The economic distress is its own problem, but the humanitarian distress is our problem. Issues with sanitation, disease, things that could make their way to us. So we’re saying: Prevent problems from occurring and create deterrence. The goal is deterrence, but so is preventing environmental and humanitarian problems that could harm Israel,” he added.

Asked how to “deal” with Gaza, Netanyahu replied: “The real choice is to occupy and govern Gaza. You don’t have anyone to give it to. I won’t give it to Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas].”

“Abu Mazen brought that upon himself. He cut back the influx of PA funds [to Gaza]. He thought that by doing so, he could send Gaza up in flames. We would pay for the occupation of Gaza with a heavy loss of life, and on Israel’s back he [Abbas] would get Gaza on a silver platter. That won’t happen.”

“The money he cut is Palestinian money. Israel isn’t paying. That money was covered by the Qataris and stopped Abu Mazen’s plan from coming to fruition, as well as cutting Gaza off from [the West Bank],” he continued.

“If anyone thought there would be a Palestinian state that would surround us on both sides. That isn’t something that’s going to happen.”

“Abu Mazen brought that upon himself. He cut back the influx of PA funds [to Gaza]. He thought that by doing so, he could send Gaza up in flames. We would pay for the occupation of Gaza with a heavy loss of life, and on Israel’s back he [Abbas] would get Gaza on a silver platter. That won’t happen.”

He continued: “The money he cut is Palestinian money. Israel isn’t paying. That money was covered by the Qataris and stopped Abu Mazen’s plan from coming to fruition, as well as cutting Gaza off from [the West Bank].”

“If anyone thought there would be a Palestinian state that would surround us on both sides. That isn’t something that’s going to happen.”

Regarding the Israeli occupation’s relations with US President Donald Trump and his so-called “deal of the century”, he said: “I’m not coordinated with him. I laid out three basic principles for him and his people. I really hope they are expressed in the plan:

“1) We won’t evacuate a single settler. Not only any settlement, not a single settler; 2) We will retain control over the entire area west of the Jordan River. We will have a permanent presence. That is the main sovereign authority that we will retain in any situation, and 3) We will not divide Jerusalem.”

Netanyahu also revealed what happened when he presented his principles to US officials. “When I presented these principles to [former] Vice President [Joe] Biden when he was here, he told me, that’s not a country. I said, ‘Joe, define it however you want, these are my terms and I won’t retreat from them.’ That’s what I told Trump and his representatives [Jared] Kushner and [Jason] Greenblatt.”

When asked whether he would annex area C of the occupied West Bank, which amounts to approximately 60 per cent of the territory, he replied: “I promise you there will be surprises. I can’t tell you anything about the plan, but President Trump is a great friend, and I’m doubtful we’ll ever have a better one in the future.”

1 thought on “Netanyahu, killing 300 protesters in Gaza was a “wise” decision

  1. EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY AND INSHAALLAH NETANYAHU HIS DAY IS NOT FAR AWAY . MAY ALLAH DESTROY YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY AND ASSOCIATES LIKE YOU DID WITH INNOCENT KILLING OF PALESTINIANS.

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