Press Secretary of the government of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Yusuf criticized the defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman about the possibility of reaching regional agreements. This is the Agency Maan.
According to the representative of the PNA, we are talking about a blatant attempt to separate the Palestinian issue from the regional policy. «This indicates the absence of a minimal knowledge of the middle East,» said Mahmoud.
He also accused the Israeli Minister of incitement against the Palestinian leadership. The press Secretary said that Lieberman’s words – expired goods, which do not find buyers.
«The Palestinian leadership operates according to the highest national interests, seeking to achieve a regional settlement. The result of the settlement will be the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem,» said Yusuf Mahmoud.
June 10, Lieberman gave an interview to the Second channel ITV. In it the Minister said: «Today we are closer than ever to achieving regional agreement.» Lieberman refused to use the word «peace,» saying that this term is irrelevant in the middle East, but stressed: «Today, things have changed. Trump is the President of the United States and moderate Arab regimes all the more clearly understand that Israel is not a problem in the region as a means of solving problems.»
According to the Minister of defense, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to advance the peace process. «I am convinced that if there was regional agreement in which Israel and the Arab countries will establish diplomatic relations, normalize the process of trading, open air service, the majority of the Parliament and the people will support it,» said Lieberman.