The Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza reacted to the election of Benjamin Netanyahu by urging the Palestinian Authority to forget peace talks with Israel.
“The results are enough to convince the (Palestinian) Authority to forget a continuation of the absurd peace talks,” Hamas said in a statement, reports Arutz Sheva.
Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority were unhappy with Monday’s results, especially after Netanyahu, in a final push for election, declared on Monday that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch.
“Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to the radical Islam against Israel,” Netanyahu told NRG, an Israeli news site. “This is the true reality that was created here in the last few years.”
The Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat declared that Palestine will redouble its efforts against Israel and take the fight to the international arena.
“It is clear that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will form the next government, so we say clearly that we will go to the International Criminal Court in the Hague and we will speed up, pursue and intensify” all diplomatic efforts, Erekat told Agence France Presse.