Just days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power, Israel’s new far-right government takes action against the Palestinians.
Israel’s Security Cabinet has approved a series of punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority.
It comes a week after the UN General Assembly voted and approved a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice give an opinion on the legality of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a swift response.
Palestinian leaders have rejected the allegations and are calling for international condemnation.
Joining the discussion:
- Ariel Kahana is a Senior Diplomatic Commentator with Israel Hayom.
- Abdel Bari Atwan is the Editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm.
- Moien Odeh is a Human Rights and International Law Attorney.
- Amotz Asa-El a Senior Commentator with the Jerusalem Post.
Israel’s far-right national security minister has banned Palestinian flags from public places, saying waving it is "terrorism.”
Itamar Ben-Gvir’s orders came after thousands protested in Tel Aviv against the new far-right govt – during which protesters waved the flag. pic.twitter.com/lPyoG8TSF2
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"Many Israelis are awakening to the fact that Netanyahu isn't the protector of Israel, but a threat to Israel's fragile and tenuous democracy."
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