- Lieberman at UN: Abbas hindering peace
Abbas accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'
Report: Abbas mulls revoking Oslo Accords
The comment was made a day after the Palestinian president accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in his UNGA speech.
"(Lieberman's) statements regarding the Palestinian Authority and its leader do not represent Israel's position and are harmful to Israeli interests," the defense minister stated.
According to Barak, in the absence of Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's rule in the West Bank, "Hamas would be ruling it.
"I intend to ask Prime Minister Netanyahu to call an urgent cabinet meeting on the Israeli government's policies regarding the PA," Barak said in a statement.
"First, as a result of the effective operations by the IDF and the Shin Bet, but also as a result of the Palestinian security forces' operations and Abbas and Fayyad's financial interests," the statement said.
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