Chief Palestinian negotiator and PLO member Dr. Saeb Erekat said, in his first official comment on the new Israeli government formed by Netanyahu, said that it was just another one of war and extremism.
In an interview with AFP, Erekat said that the new Israeli government represents a coalition of extremists, and that it was based on the idea of fighting and eliminating the peace process.
Erekat described the new Israeli government as a government of the war which threatens the stability of the entire region.
He pointed the irony of appointing Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party, justice minister, while she was the one who called for the murder and genocide of the Palestinian people the past summer, including women and children.”
“This is clear evidence that this government is aimed at more killing and settlement expansion,” Erekat said, before calling on the international community to stop supporting Israel and hold it accountable.
Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, who won the election on MArch 17, finalized the formation of a right-wing coalition government, just 90 minutes before the midnight deadline yesterday.
The coalition, consisting of Likud, United Torah Judaism, Shas, Kulanu and the Jewish Home parties, will be sworn in next week. The agreement itself will be signed in the coming days as several details are yet to be agreed upon.