MK Miri Regev (Likud-Beytenu) reacted sharply Thursday to the new demands Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas has placed before Israel as preconditions for prolonging the negotiations with the Jewish state.
The demands include freedom for 1,200 terrorists now in Israeli jails, a PA capital in eastern Jerusalem and the lifting of the “siege” on Gaza.
"We will never divide Jerusalem,” Regev wrote on her Facebook page. "Jerusalem will forever remain united, under Israeli sovereignty. It is time to place on the Knesset's agenda my bill that says there will be no negotiations regarding Jerusalem without Knesset approval."
"The bill will be placed on the table of the ministerial committee, immediately upon our return to the summer term,” she promised. “We will continue to act for the Land of Israel, the Nation of Israel and the Torah of Israel, because we have no one we can trust except ourselves and G-d.”
Deputy Prime Minister MK Ofir Akunis, also of Likud-Beytenu, called Abbas's demands “delusional” and said they show Abbas has lost touch with reality.
Akunis claimed that “the torpedoing of the negotiations by the PA” is “no less than "a spit in the face of the US.”"