Biden and Bennett reject all political solutions to the Palestinian problem
The head of Hamas’s political bureau said that US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett oppose any political solution that could resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Ismail Haniyeh, who made the remarks on Wednesday, said the duo had not even tolerated the formation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, the official Turkish news agency Anadolu reported.
The Israeli regime invaded large swathes of regional territories in a heavily Western-backed war in 1948 before claiming existence. In 1967, he staged a similar military campaign, capturing other such territories, notably the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The regime was forced to withdraw from Gaza, where Hamas’s headquarters are located, in 2005. However, it maintains the territory under crippling siege and constant military attacks.
“Their choices (of Biden and Bennett) regarding the occupation issue are not going to change much,” Haniyeh predicted.
Tel Aviv will continue its policy of occupation and usurpation of Palestinian land as well as violation of Palestinian rights in the West Bank and Gaza, the official said.
The United States would also refuse to change its policy of full support for the Israeli regime, he added, attributing this to the “interconnected” nature of Washington and Tel Aviv’s interests.
Separately, Haniyeh addressed the issue of the trend towards normalization facilitated by the United States since 2020 between the Israeli regime and some Arab states in the region.
Some Arab states tie their legitimacy to the United States and believe that “the road to America is through Tel Aviv,” the Hamas official said.
“This approach, however, does not reflect the truth,” he said, adding that the decision of a handful of states does not reflect the opinion of the Arab peoples of the world.