Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beytenu) compared the Hamas terror organization to Al Qaeda on Thursday morning and said it was not a legitimate entity with which to hold talks.
Speaking with reporters after a special cabinet meeting was held at the Kirya IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, Landau said there should be no negotiations with Hamas.
“The relationship between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization can be compared to that between Al Qaeda and the United States. One does not negotiate with a terrorist organization. Do not negotiate with Hamas,” he advised.
There has been pressure from the United States for Israel to participate in talks aimed at reaching a ‘cease fire’ agreement with Hamas, who is being represented by Qatar and Turkey in negotiations brokered by Egypt in Cairo.Jewish Press News Briefs
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