Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the only thing Israel could do to prevent the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians is to end the conflict.
“There is no other way to put it.
There is only one thing to do.
We have to stop this bloodshed.
It is not a Palestinian issue, it is an Israeli issue.
And that is to bring the two sides to the negotiating table,” Netanyahu told a news conference in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu said that the two parties are in the middle of negotiations over an interim peace deal that will be signed later this year, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would sign a new peace agreement with Israel.
Netanets comments were his first public comments since Trump made his controversial statement.
The prime minister said that Trump should “get a life.”
“It’s not a situation where we want to say that we’re not going to talk about the peace process, but we want people to understand that we will not be going to the table for any reason.
There are a lot of ways to deal with this conflict,” he said.
The Palestinians, led by Hamas, which has seized a large part of the West Bank, accuse Israel of carrying out a campaign of violence against them.
They accuse Israel, which they regard as a Jewish state, of seeking to wipe out their historic Jewish state and build a Palestinian state in the land.