Israeli Ambassador Pours Cold Water, when asked about the prospects of a two-state solution in an interview with Sky News on Wednesday, Israel’s ambassador to the UK stated unequivocally that there will be no Palestinian state.
“Not,” declared Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely. “Israel knows today, and the world should know now that the Palestinians never wanted to have a state next to Israel.”
Israeli Ambassador Pours Cold Water On Two-State Solution
“They want a state that stretches from the river to the sea.” They are stating it clearly and loudly. It’s been two months since the battle began. This massacre was not condemned by the Palestinian Authority (7 October). “It’s a huge issue,” Hotovely continued.
When asked about the mounting international pressure on Israel to end its conflict in Gaza, Hotovely said, “Ceasefire – no. It simply suggests that we would like to welcome another 7 October attack. This is all that it signifies.”
Despite heavy criticism over the killing of 18,000 Palestinians, the majority of whom are civilians, according to Hamas, the envoy emphasized Israel’s attempts to protect civilians.
“Can you think of any country in the world that has built a humanitarian corridor to the enemy?” I don’t recall you assisting Nazi Germany during the war, and I don’t recall America assisting the Japanese during WWII.”
Hotovely is the latest senior Israeli official to oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that enabling Hamas or Fatah to run the Gaza Strip is not an option.
“I’d like to clarify my position: I will not allow Israel to repeat the Oslo mistake.” After the immense sacrifice of our residents and soldiers, I will not allow anyone who educates about terrorism, supports terrorism, or finances terrorists into Gaza. Gaza will be neither Hamastan nor Fatahstan, according to Netanyahu.
In what appeared to be a direct shot at Netanyahu, US President Joe Biden reiterated Washington’s support for a Palestinian state on Tuesday.
“You can’t say there will be no Palestinian state in the future.” “We must work to bring Israel together in a way that allows for the start of… a two-state solution,” Biden said on Tuesday.
“Israel knows today and the world should know now that the reason the Oslo accords failed was because the Palestinians never wanted to have a state next to Israel, they want to have a state from the river to the sea.”
Hotovely referred to the two-state solution as “a formula that never worked, that created this radical people on the other side,” and questioned why the reporter was “obsessed” with it.
According to recent remarks by US President Joe Biden, “We have an opportunity to begin to unite the region… and they still want to do it.” But we must ensure that [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] recognizes the need of strengthening… You cannot say there will be no Palestinian state… That will be the most difficult aspect.”