The manager of municipal councils of Israel’s illegal settlements says Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, has stabbed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the back.
David Elhayani told The Washington Post on Tuesday that Netanyahu’s supporters have grown increasingly frustrated after alleged pushback from the White House over plans to immediately annex the illegal settlements.
“Kushner took a knife and put it in Netanyahu’s back,” he said. “Kushner misled the prime minister. He misled everybody. He knew for a long time that Netanyahu wanted to declare sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea — he said it many times over the last year. Gentlemen just don’t act this way.”
Elhayani further claimed that the move by the White House senior advisor could cost Netanyahu the upcoming March 2 elections in Israel.
After Trump and Netanyahu unveiled the pro-Israeli “peace plan,” the latter told reporters that he intended to bring a vote on annexation before his cabinet within days.
US ambassador to Israel David Friedman also told reporters that, “if Israelis apply Israeli law to the settlements and territory allocated to Israel under the plan … then we will recognize Israeli sovereignty.”
Elhayani further complained, “But something happened after that; they changed their minds!”
The so-called “deal of the century” amounts to a violation of the fundamental rights of the Palestinians by disregarding UN resolutions and international law.
Rejected by Palestinians and the world’s Muslim population, the deal recognizes Jerusalem al-Quds as the “undivided capital” of the Zionist regime.
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