Ramallah, – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has called for international protection, in light of the projected election victory for the right-wing religious camp of Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
Shhtayyeh asked the international community to “protect our people against aggressive Israeli policies after racist parties come to power in Israel,” in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The shift to the right is the “natural result of years of rising extremism and racism in Israeli society,” he argued, adding: “We had no illusions that the Israeli election would produce a partner for peace.”
Shtayyeh said the Palestinian people would continue their fight against Israeli occupation and for the establishment of an independent state.
The difference between Israel’s political parties was like “the difference between Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola,” he quipped. (dpa/NAN)