Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau accused the US government Sunday of contributing to a rise in the number of terror attacks against Israeli citizens by recognizing the Hamas-Fatah unity government headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Speaking at a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Landau (Yisrael Beytenu) said the kidnapping Thursday night of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank was a direct result of the formation of the new Palestinian government.
“Unfortunately, with the establishment of the Abbas-Hamas government, we warned of the harm the Israeli public may suffer, and unfortunately our predictions were confirmed,” Landau said. “This act reveals the true face of the terror government led by Mahmoud Abbas.”
Landau further urged the international community at large to refrain from offering any legitimacy to the Palestinian unity government.
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