The Palestinians are very much displeased with the re-election of Prime Minister Netanyahu

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: What’s the response from the Palestinians David? I’m not sure that they wanted Netanyahu to be re-elected did they?

DD: They didn’t but they weren’t real thrilled with Benny Gantz although we say he is center left he certainly far more right winged than the Palestinians would like to see. A former military commander, armed forces chief of staff, he was involved very much in the Gaza war in 2014. He is not welcomed by them but they thought he was more moderate and would more likely take positions that they support than Netanyahu. And of course Netanyahu’s announcement just before the election, not an announcement but in an interview where he stated that he would hold on to all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and not let even the small more isolated ones be evacuated as earlier peace plans have always insisted upon and the new peace plan from President Trump probably will as well.

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