Netanyahu: Riots on border are not civilian protests, but warlike acts by Hamas

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

On Tuesday, may 15, a telephone conversation took place between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"I don't know if any army would do anything differently if you had to protect your border against people who say, 'we're going to destroy you and we're going to flood into your country, '" Netanyahu replied. He told anchor Jeff Glor it was not a "peaceful demonstration".

Hamas has recently made a number of truce proposals to Israel through mediators, but none of them included any significant concessions and therefore they could not develop into negotiations, a senior Israeli security official has said. I think that's the key, ultimately to peace. "We try to minimize casualties". No Hamas leaders were immune from Israeli targeting, he said, if they continue to dispatch "terrorists to kill us". Netanyahu asked. "Could you talk to al Qaeda?"

Glor drew parallels with the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs "once again points out to the well-known and principled position of Serbia towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as supporting a peaceful and sustainable two-state solution, without prejudging the future status of Jerusalem, while respecting all relevant United Nations resolutions", it is added.