Israeli Foreign Minister of the extremist far-right ‘Israel Our Home Party’, Avigdor Lieberman, stated that should the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank head to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Israeli for its decision to build 3000 settlement units, the move will be regarded by Israel as a “declaration of war on Tel Aviv”.The Foreign Minister said that that Palestinian “will get peace from Israel if they really want peace”, and that “should they choose war, they will also get it”.
The threats uttered by the former member of the terrorist Kach movement, that was outlawed by Israel itself, also included a direct threat not only to attack Gaza should the resistance fire missiles into Israel, but to conduct a large-scale ground military invasion.
He said that this invasion will not have any restrictions, and will lead to a full Israeli military control over the entire coastal region.
Lieberman went on to attack the Israeli left, and centrist parties, and stated that Labor party head, Shelly Yachimovich, Chairwoman of the Meretz Party, Zahava Gal-on, and Tizpi Livni, head of the newly-formed Hatnua Party, and claimed that they “are siding with the Palestinian Authority”, Israeli Ynet News reported.
He also said that he is annoyed by Israeli politicians who consider Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, to be a partner in peace, and described them as ‘small parrots”.
The Israeli Foreign Minister claimed that only his party and its coalition with the Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, can lead Israel to safety, and can fix the security situation in the country, adding that Gal-On cannot ensure Israel’s security.
The Ynet News also reported that Lieberman slammed Israeli soldiers who were caught on tape escaping from Palestinians throwing stones at them in the West Bank, and claimed that “the soldiers chose to run away because “they wanted to avoid being investigated by the Military Police”.
When Lieberman previously served a member of Knesset, he repeatedly described the Palestinians in Israel and the Palestinians in the occupied territories as “demographic threats”, and uttered various calls to have them exiled to Jordan, and other Arab countries.
He also made several statements describing Jordan as the alternative homeland of the Palestinians, and that the they should all just leave and build their Palestinian state in Jordan.