AL-QUDS (Dispatches) – The Palestinian Authority says Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to inflame the situation in occupied East al-Quds in order to thwart the formation of a new Zionist cabinet and save his political career.
The PA-run foreign ministry said on Sunday, “He is escalating the aggression against the city’s holy sites and citizens.”
The ministry said that the beleaguered prime minister is trying to repeat what happened prior to the recent military offensive against the Gaza Strip, as he is giving a green light to far-right Zionist groups to march through al-Quds, a move that is expected to exacerbate the tense situation. In doing so, he is hoping to undermine the next Zionist cabinet by triggering strong reactions from the Palestinians and across the region.
“He is undermining international and regional efforts to consolidate the ceasefire and stop the continuous aggression against the Palestinians,” the ministry insisted.
Tensions are flaring up as the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank -- the PA’s base where the city is located -- has barely put behind a similarly huge Tel Aviv-provoked escalation that led to the death of scores of Palestinians.
The ink has also hardly dried at the bottom of a ceasefire deal that ended an 11-day war by the regime against the nearby Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip. The war martyred hundreds of Palestinians.
The PA ministry said the regime’s firebrand premier Netanyahu is again trying to open the floodgates of violence against the Palestinians through “explosion” of the situation in order to prevent formation of a so-called Israeli political coalition of “change” that strongly threatens to oust him from power.