It is due to Abbas’s incitement that a majority of Palestinians oppose the concept of a two-state solution and approve of the ongoing terror attacks against Israelis, Netanyahu stated.
Several polls conducted recently conclude that a majority of Palestinians support the current wave of terror throughout Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that this is not surprising.
One of the polls, conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, released on Monday, shows that two-thirds support the terror, and another two-thirds said that a two-state solution is not viable.
The fact that “roughly 75% are opposed to a two-state solution and about 80% are in favor of the stabbing attacks is not surprising, because Abu Mazen [Abbas] continues to incite with lying propaganda about Al-Aqsa [Mosque], lying propaganda about [Israeli] executions [of Palestinians], and by rejecting all sincere efforts to come to negotiations,” Netanyahu stated Tuesday following a tour to IDF Southern Command headquarters with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, checking the readiness of the troops.
“It’s time that the international community understood that the reason there are no negotiations and there is no progress towards peace” is the fault of the Palestinian side, and not the Israelis, Netanyahu declared.
By: Terri Nir, United with Israel
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