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Taking advantage of the truce, Israel and Hamas play politics

2023-11-28T19:10:49.920Z

Highlights: Taking advantage of the truce, Israel and Hamas play politics. Netanyahu wants to strengthen settlements in the occupied West Bank, while Islamists seek to capitalize on the release of Israeli hostages from Gaza. Netanyahu is responding to all the calls made by Western leaders – including his closest ally, Joe Biden – who see, on the contrary, the creation of a Palestinian state as the only way out of the escalating violence. And in the face of pressure that will only do the same, Netanyahu is standing firm.


ANALYSIS - Benjamin Netanyahu wants to strengthen settlements in the occupied West Bank, while Islamists seek to capitalize on the release of Israeli hostages from Gaza.


While the heads of the Mossad and the CIA are in Qatar hoping to extend once again the truce, which has led to the release of some 150 Israeli hostages and <> Palestinian detainees in five days, Benjamin Netanyahu and his enemy, Hamas, are making efforts to strengthen their positions vis-à-vis their opinions.

In front of members of his Likud party, who will hold him to account once the war is over, the Israeli prime minister boasted that he was "the only one capable of preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and Judea and Samaria (the biblical name for the West Bank occupied by the Jewish state, editor's note) after the war". Binyamin Netanyahu is responding to all the calls made by Western leaders – including his closest ally, Joe Biden – who see, on the contrary, the creation of a Palestinian state as the only way out of the escalating violence between the two sides. And in the face of pressure that will only do the same...

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Source: lefigaro

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