Israel is being attacked on 2 fronts: Netanyahu

Netanyahu says that Israel is being attacked by Hamas and the Palestinian proposal to UN to end Israeli occupation.

Israel is being attacked on 2 fronts: Netanyahu
World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country will "vigorously oppose" the Palestinian proposal at the UN Security Council to set 2017 as the deadline for ending the Israeli occupation, noting that Israel is "being attacked on two fronts."

"It could be that the Palestinians will…submit to the UN Security Council their proposal to unilaterally force on Israel the establishment of a Palestinian state as well as other conditions that are unacceptable to us," Netanyahu said in a late Sunday speech at a Hanukkah event in Laturn, West Jerusalem.

"We expect the responsible elements in the international community to reject this proposal; in any case, we will vigorously oppose it and will, of course, not act in accordance with any diktat," he said.

Netanyahu also expressed that Israel is under attack on two fronts simultaneously.

"It is being attacked by the terrorism of Hamas and the other terrorist organizations. It is also under a diplomatic attack led by the Palestinian Authority," he said.

"Over the weekend we sent a clear message to Hamas – we are not prepared to countenance the firing of even one rocket and we are responding accordingly and in strength. We also have a clear message to those who are leading the diplomatic assault against us," Netanyahu added.

On Wednesday, Jordan filed a draft UN Security Council resolution in favor of setting a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land by the end of 2017.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2014, 09:52