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Palestinian official likens Netanyahu to ISIS leader

2014-09-30 19:01

Ramallah - A senior Palestinian official on Tuesday likened Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of the Islamic State group, after the Israeli prime minister compared Hamas to the jihadist organisation.

"Netanyahu is trying to disseminate fear of the Islamic State led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but Netanyahu forgets that he himself leads the Jewish state," said Saeb Erakat, the Palestinians' chief negotiator in peace talks with Israel.

"He wants us to call Israel the Jewish state and supports terrorist settlers who kill, destroy and burn mosques and churches... like Baghdadi's men kill and terrorise," Erakat told AFP.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on Monday, Netanyahu compared Israel's battle against Hamas to that of the US-led one against the brutal ISIS jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

With his speech at the United Nations, "Netanyahu finally closed the door on progress towards a two-state solution within the 1967 borders and rejected any serious political solution" in the peace talks, said Erakat.

Those talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed spectacularly in April amid bitter recriminations on both sides.

They are supposed to meet again next month in Cairo for negotiations on a long-term truce after the 50-day Gaza war that killed more than 2 100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side, mainly soldiers.

Comments
  • Russel Hatfield - 2014-09-30 19:20

    Viva Netenyahu! You don't owe the palestinians a thing! Viva Israel

  • SidewaysView - 2014-09-30 19:27

    Israel used missiles to protect its children while Hamas used children to protect its missiles.

  • Fazeela Salie - 2014-09-30 20:02

    Government who builds on occupied land

  • Mohamed Ameerodien - 2014-09-30 20:04

    Is that why majority of the 2000 plus were civilians and children killed by israeli miles? ??

  • Ndlovu Bigone - 2014-09-30 20:05

    Linda I am sure you would like to see Isis in Israel beheading and killing Israelis ,Jews and whoever is not muslim . You have as much chance of that happening as you finding your forty nine year old virgins in heaven .Sorry didn't the prophet marry the girl at 9?

  • Thulani Ntombela - 2014-09-30 20:17

    Slowly but surely some lunatics are subconsciously admitting that if you are a friend of the biggest hypocrite in the world (America) U can occupy and/ or annex any territory in the world. Ku sharp but your conscious when U R alone in your toilet says otherwise. Goodluck, hope U akcmowlegde that U (USA) created the Monster in middle east for your own selfish ends

  • Ndlovu Bigone - 2014-09-30 20:50

    Egypt ,Syria ,Iraq ,Iran,Jordan ,Saudi Arabia etc etc etc ,all 22 muslim countries have tried on numerous occasions to destroy Israel 1948 ,1967 ,1973 etc .you think Isis is going to? Linda dream on ,maybe your prophet ain't helping you. Maybe g-d frowns upon paedophilea

  • Ndlovu Bigone - 2014-09-30 21:22

    Rashid my black magic seams to be working better than your prophet.Israel is still around and going strong. Good night have to go throw the bones

  • Shaun O'Meara - 2014-09-30 21:38

    Islam will do anything to discredit the state of Israel. I have more photos of children and women used as shields for Hamas. Islam and its pedophile big prick mohammed must be ended. I dont care if one faction is killing another they are all the same. Rubbish uneducated fools.

  • Andrew Salies - 2014-09-30 21:40

    O allah. I see that all the mussies here have hatered in their heart hear. I think they must use their so call prophet style to see satisfaction by six and nine year old girls to release their tension. Who in their right mind marries young girls......sick

  • Andrew Salies - 2014-09-30 21:41

    O allah. I see that all the mussies here have hatered in their heart hear. I think they must use their so call prophet style to see satisfaction by six and nine year old girls to release their tension. Who in their right mind marries young girls......sick

  • greg.badenhorst.1 - 2014-09-30 23:54

    Islam is the scourge of humanity.look at how offensive the Muslims are replying to posts.this is not. A religion of love or peace!

  • laudenkirk - 2014-10-01 09:33

    If Isis is so strong why don't they attack Israel? They scared. Cause the Jewish state is strong? Just asking

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