After the election, Israeli minister of education Naftali Bennett said it was “an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country”, and that it signaled that the “era of a Palestinian state is over.”
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According to i24 news, Jason Greenblatt, an executive at the Trump Organization and an adviser on Israel to Trump, said that “Mr Trump does not view the settlements as an obstacle for peace. I think he would show Gaza as proof of that.”
“The two sides are going to have to decide what to do with that region, but it’s certainly not Mr Trump’s view that settlement activity should be condemned and that it is an obstacle for peace,” Greenblatt said during the interview.
Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are illegal in international law.
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