BEITA, West Bank (AP) – Israel’s fragile new government has shown little interest in addressing decades-old conflict with Palestine, but it may not be a choice.
Jewish ultranationalists are already staging provocative dramas aimed at splitting the coalition and bringing about a return from right-wing rule. As a result, they risked escalating Palestinian tensions last week after an 11-day unofficial ceasefire in the Gaza Strip was suspended.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett – who is made up of eight parties from across the political ideology – will have to manage the conflict of best hopes to maintain his ruling coalition, the same approach primarily favored by his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu, for most of his 12-year rule. But that approach has failed to prevent three Gaza wars and countless small eruptions.
This is because the two well-known human rights organizations say that the occupation of the occupied territories for the Palestinians involved a wide range of evictions in the West Bank, Jerusalem, home demolition, deadly shootings and an array of discriminatory measures amount to racism. In Gaza, which has been under siege by a disqualification since the Hamas militant group seized power in 2007, it’s not even worse.
They talk about it being a government of change, but it’s just going to entrench the status quo, ”said Waleed Assaf, a Palestinian official who coordinates protests against West Bank settlements. “Bennett is a copy of Netanyahu, and he might even be more radical.
Bennett said little about the Palestinians in a speech before being sworn in on Sunday. “Violence will be met with a strong response,” he warned, adding that “security must lead to calm economic moves, which will reduce friction and conflict.”
Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg, a member of Dovish Meretz’s party, “at least not to deal with him at this stage.”, Israeli television channel 12 says he believes the peace process is important, but that the new government has agreed
The government has set up an outpost in Jabal Sabeeh, a hilltop on the northwest coast where dozens of Jewish settlers quickly set up outposts last month, relocating and making living quarters they say dozens of families now face an initial challenge to set up home.