Hamas leader: Israeli election won't impact Palestinians

The leader of Gaza's Hamas militant group says the outcome of the Israeli election won't impact Palestinians.


Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that Israel's April 9 vote was an internal "Zionist affair."


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is locked in a heated race for re-election against a party of former army chiefs, which has criticized him for his failure to deter Gaza rockets. Otherwise, Israel's long-running conflict with the Palestinians has been strikingly absent from political debate.


Haniyeh added that differences between Israeli political parties are "very marginal" when it comes to policy toward Palestinians.



פרסום ראשון: 04.05.19, 20:23