Israeli TV, Channel 1, aired an interview with Israeli deputy Defense Minister, Member of Knesset (MK) Danny Danon, who said that there will never be a Palestinian State, and that the Palestinians are ‘settlers’, should be part of Jordan.During the interview, Danon said that âthe Public should not be misledâ, as Israel would never allow the establishment of a Palestinian state, whether the United States sends envoys or not, whether it presents initiatives or not.
When asked if Israel would âannexâ the West Bank, Dannon said that Israel will not do so, but will continue its settlements activities âon vacant lands in the West Bankâ, and will act onto turning the Palestinian areas into âsettlementsâ.
âJews in the West Bank arenât settlers anymore, they are citizens of the state of Israelâ, the Israeli official said, âIsrael will turn the Palestinians into settlers under Jordanian authority, and this is thatâŠâ
He further stated that several Israeli members of Knesset agree with his opinions despite the fact they do not go public about them.
Talking to Channel 1, deputy Knesset spokesperson Dr. Ahmad Tibi, leader of Ta’al Party, stated that the statements of Dannon are very serious and dangerous.
âDannon is the most âtruthful extremistâ in the Israeli government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahuâ, Tibi said, âUnlike other officials, he does not hide the dangerous intentions and plans of the Israeli government; he does now hide his extremist ideologyâ.
Dr. Tibi added that many Israeli government ministers and officials, including Netanyahu himself, agree with the opinions of Dannon, and are deliberately placing obstacles in front of U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and any official or government that tries to restart peace talks.
Furthermore, Knesset Member, Ofer Shelah, of Yesh Atid (There Is Future) party, stated that âIsrael is becoming the new South Africaâ, the Maan News Agency have reported.
âWhat Dannon is saying is similar to what white settlers used to say in South Africaâ Shelah stated, âJewish settlements in the West Bank are a major obstacle to any peace agreement, the Israeli occupation corrupts the Israeli societyâ.