PLO Calls for International Boycott of New Israeli Government

Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: US Department of State, via Wikimedia Commons)

Saleh Raafat, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) called on Sunday for an international boycott of the new Israeli government to force it to accept international legitimacy.

Speaking to Palestine Voice, Saleh said that the agreements among the parties taking part in the new Israeli coalition government “are based on apartheid and discrimination.”

“The strategy of the new Israeli government is based on more crackdown and terrorism against the Palestinian people,” stressing “this makes national unity an emergency more than ever,” he added.

Rafat warned of the formation of a new ministerial committee specialized in building and expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The PLO official described the Israeli government as the “government of settlers” as it includes ministers living in settlements.

Previously, Palestinian Authority, Fatah, and PLO President Mahmoud Abbas have said that the slogan of the new Israeli government is “apartheid and racial discrimination.”


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