Palestinian Future is In Jordan”: Israeli deputy Defense
By IMEMC & Agencies
June 14, 2013
TV, Channel 1, aired an interview with Israeli deputy Defense
Minister, Member of Knesset (MK) Danny Danon, who said that
there will never be a Palestinian State, and that the
Palestinians are "settlers", should be part of Jordan.
interview, Danon said that “the Public should not be misled”, as
Israel would never allow the establishment of a Palestinian
state, whether the United States sends envoys or not, whether it
presents initiatives or not.
When asked if Israel would “annex” the West Bank, Dannon said
that Israel will not do so, but will continue its settlements
activities “on vacant lands in the West Bank”, and will act onto
turning the Palestinian areas into “settlements”.
“Jews in the West Bank aren’t settlers anymore, they are
citizens of the state of Israel”, the Israeli official said,
“Israel will turn the Palestinians into settlers under Jordanian
authority, and this is that…”
He further stated that several Israeli members of Knesset agree
with his opinions despite the fact they do not go public about
Talking to Channel 1, deputy Knesset spokesperson Dr. Ahmad Tibi,
leader of Ta'al Party, stated that the statements of Dannon are
very serious and dangerous.
“Dannon is the most ‘truthful extremist’ in the Israeli
government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu”, Tibi said,
“Unlike other officials, he does not hide the dangerous
intentions and plans of the Israeli government; he does now hide
his extremist ideology”.
Dr. Tibi added that many Israeli government ministers and
officials, including Netanyahu himself, agree with the opinions
of Dannon, and are deliberately placing obstacles in front of
U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas, and any official or government that tries to
restart peace talks.
Furthermore, Knesset Member, Ofer Shelah, of Yesh Atid (There Is
Future) party, stated that “Israel is becoming the new South
Africa”, the Maan News Agency have reported.
“What Dannon is saying is similar to what white settlers used to
say in South Africa” Shelah stated, “Jewish settlements in the
West Bank are a major obstacle to any peace agreement, the
Israeli occupation corrupts the Israeli society”.
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