by Ido Ben Porat
UN Secretary General blasts Netanyahu, warns 'two-state solution in danger.'
Speaking during a UN Security Council meeting Thursday, Ban Ki-moon expressed outrage at Netanyahu’s video message, which was circulated earlier this week over social media networks.
The Israeli Prime Minister had compared demands to remove the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria to ethnic cleansing, calling the expectation that a possible Palestinian state must be free of Jews “bigotry”.
“Since when is bigotry a foundation for peace?”
Ban slammed Netanyahu’s statement, calling the video “unacceptable and outrageous”.
“This is unacceptable and outrageous. Let me be absolutely clear: settlements are illegal under international law. The occupation, stifling and oppressive, must end.”
“The international community, including the Security Council and the Middle East Quartet, universally views the expansion of settlements as an obstacle to peace.”
Ban also warned that the “two-state solution is in danger of being replaced with a reality of a single state.”
The UN Secretary-General also wished former Israeli President and Prime Minister (1984-1986, 1995-1996) Shimon Peres a “swift and full recovery”, after the suffered a stroke earlier this week.
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