The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed in a new video posted Thursday that he cares more about the Palestinian people than their own leaders do.
After two Palestinians who work for World Vision and the United Nations were charged by Israel this week of aiding the Islamist terror organization Hamas, Netanyahu took the opportunity to attack the group on social media.
“I’m going to say something now that some of you will not believe. But I’m going to say it anyway because it’s true,” Netanyahu said in the video, which was posted to Facebook and YouTube. “I, the prime minister of Israel, care more about Palestinians than their own leaders do. Israel cares more about Palestinians than their own leaders do.”
In the two-minute clip, Netanyahu didn’t mention Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, elected head of the Palestinian government, or Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Instead he went after Hamas, the Islamist group that governs the Gaza Strip and is at odds with Abbas’s Fatah party.
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