RAMALLAH, Oct 2 — Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, equated Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu, with the leader of ISIS Omar Al-Baghdadi, in response to Netanyahu’s comparison of Hamas to extremist organizations, in an attempt to justify the recent Israeli assault on the Gaza strip.
In response to Netanyahu United Nations General Assembly speech, Erekat told France Press that Netanyahu insisted on converting the conflict in the region from “political into religious.”
Erekat added that Netanyahu evokes the fear of ISIS -lead by Omar Al-Baghdadi, seeming oblivious of the fact that he’s the one leading it.
“Netanyahu insists on calling Israel a Jewish State,” Erekat said, “He supports and backs the extremist settlers that murder people and burn churches and mosques — the same people who kidnapped and burned alive the child Mohammad Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem past July.”
Erekat added that Netanyahu “finally closed the door on progress towards a two-state solution within the 1967 borders and rejected any serious political solution.”