Bennett: There will be no Palestinian state, and there will be no second Oslo

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pledged that there would be no Palestinian state during his term, and that there would be no second Oslo agreement.

This came in an interview with "Israel Hayom" newspaper in its weekly edition, which was published on Friday.

Bennett was answering a question about the possibility that the meetings of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's meeting with Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein Al-Sheikh, could be a prelude to the new Oslo Accords that end with the establishment of a Palestinian state.

"As long as you are prime minister - there will be no Oslo, and if it happens, there will be no government," Bennett said.

He continued, "I oppose (establishing) a Palestinian state, and I do not allow political negotiations on the line of a Palestinian state."

Bennett reiterated his refusal to meet the Palestinian president, saying, "I will not meet anyone who is chasing Israeli soldiers in The Hague and diverting money to the killers. My partner, Gantz and Lapid, have different positions than me. They represent the positions of the left, and this is legitimate as long as we work within the framework of the common denominator that we have defined." .

In recent months, Gantz met President Abbas twice, and Lapid met at his home in Tel Aviv last week, the Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs.

The Oslo Accords were signed between Israel and the Palestinians in 1993, and stipulates that Israel recognizes the Palestinians' right to self-rule.

Since April 2014, peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel have been suspended due to the latter's insistence on moving forward with settlements and its evasion of the two-state solution.

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