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Assassinations to save face

When challenges face the ruling coalition

Jerusalem24 – After Israeli forces assassinated three Palestinians in Nablus in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials were racing to praise the operation executed by their forces. The praises come in a time when the current ruling coalition is facing many challenges that threaten its continuity, following the different components of the ruling coalition in their positions on many internal and external issues, which may threaten the Israeli government to collapse, especially if Netanyahu is excluded from political life, according to analysts

Officials in the Israeli government confirmed that Israel will continue its assassination operations in the West Bank and will maintain an absolute margin of freedom for military action in its areas, after the executing of 3 members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military arm of the “Fatah” movement.

Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennet, praised the operation and made it clear that the IOF will eliminate any threat.

While Israeli Defense Dinister Benny Gantz said in a tweet “The IOF will continue with proactive activity, frustrate and lay hands on anyone who tries to harm human life.”

While Minister of the Interior, Ayelet Shaked, tweeted a video of the after math of the assassination, promising the she will peruse her enemies and make sure they’re consumed.

Disputes in this coalition can be seen in many issues, which will result in the collapse of the government as analysts see.

  One – Two State Solutions:

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s recent statements, in which he affirmed his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state and not allowing political negotiations and  making sure that he and his government will not hold meetings with any of the leaders of the Palestinian Authority, and that he will not allow the implementation of the Oslo Accords, reflect the state of fragmentation in the coalition government.

In his statement, Bennett affirmed that the recent meetings between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid with the Palestinian leadership will not have the slightest impact on the peace process, and cannot be built on, whether they are coordinated with him or through personal initiatives by the two Israeli ministers.

Consequently, the message contained in Bennett’s statements is that the next stage will not witness any Israeli move in the peace process, at least until he leaves his position in mid of next year to his foreign minister, Yair Lapid, who supports the two-state solution.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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