Palestinian Authority: This is not a gov’t of change


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Palestinian Authority: This is not a gov’t of change
Hamas vows to continue 'armed resistance.'
JUNE 13, 2021

It is inaccurate to call the new Israeli government a “government of change, unless the change is intended to remove [outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” the Palestinian Authority said in a first response to the swearing of the new Israeli government headed by Naftali Bennet. A statement issued by the PA Foreign Ministry shortly after the new government was sworn in on Sunday evening said that the Palestinians do not expect a change in the policies of Israel.

“We estimate that Netanyahu’s policies will not change, and they could even be worse,” the ministry said. It pointed out that some of the leaders of the new government, including Bennet and New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar, are “considered to be on the right of Netanyahu. According to the PA, the Palestinians will judge the new government not on the basis of the principle of being with or against Netanyahu, or whether he is at the head of the government, but rather on its position towards the Palestinians, especially the establishment of a Palestinian state, settlements, and the annexation of parts of the West Bank, as well as the two-state solution.