The statements made by the head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, against the government of Naftali Bennett, and his accusation of the head of the Islamic movement’s partner bloc in the coalition, Knesset member Mansour Abbas, of treason, provoked loud reactions among the Palestinians, as well as in Israel. Sinwar accusations ignited disputes within the Islamic movement itself.
The Israeli extremist right-wing forces took advantage of it, to call on the security services in Tel Aviv to assassinate the Hamas official immediately.
Prime Minister Bennett was quick to comment on Sinwar’s statements at the beginning of the government session, hinting that Sinwar preferred that there be a government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.
He said that he heard yesterday the statements made by the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, calling on Mansour Abbas to dissolve this government. I think that at this point it has become quite clear that Hamas is not impressed with this government.