Likud Tells Obama Keep His Hand off Israel

Members of Israel’s Likud party say US President Barack Obama has no ‘jurisdiction’ to put pressure on the regime to halt construction work in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Supporters of the right-wing faction held a demonstration in the northern West Bank on Wednesday to back the regime’s settlement construction in the occupied territory.

Some 3,000 members of Likud, as well as thousands of its supporters attended the rally, Haaretz reported.

Samaria Regional Council leader Gershon Mesika, meanwhile, warned Obama that "Keep your hands off of Israel."

Regarding the US calls for a freeze in the illegal construction in the West Bank, Mesika said "It is outside of your jurisdiction. (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu should stand rock solid to protect his country."

Knesset member Danny Danon also passed on a message to the US president in a live interview on CNN and said Israel has no partner for peace.

He claimed US pressure to halt settlement construction is causing problems for the Jews.

Netanyahu had earlier reiterated that a complete settlement freeze which is expected by the Palestinians will never happen.

(Press TV)

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