Danon: The PA is 'Playing with Fire'

MK Danny Danon says that Israel will respond to any unilateral move by the PA with a unilateral move of its own.

Contact Editor
Elad Benari,

Danny Danon
Danny Danon
Flash 90

MK Danny Danon warned on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is “playing with fire”, as the PA announced that on Wednesday it will submit the draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for Israel to “end its occupation” in Judea and Samaria.

"Abbas and the Palestinian Authority decided to play with fire with the State of Israel," declared Danon, who added that Israel will respond to any unilateral moves by the PA.

"Any unilateral recognition of an imaginary country will lead to serious turbulence in the Middle East. Abbas and his friends in the Palestinian Authority must know that any unilateral move will be answered with a unilateral move by the State of Israel,” he said.

The draft resolution which the PA plans to submit to the UN calls for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria by November of 2016.

The PA has been threatening for months to go through with its unilateral draft solution at the UN Security Council, a move that is contradictory to the Oslo Accords to which it is signed.

The move has been accompanied by threats, with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas having recently threatened to cut ties with Israel if his latest unilateral move at the UN fails.

Fatah leader Nabil Shaath recently threatened Israel with a “political war” if there is a negative response to Abbas’s steps at the United Nations.

The PA’s announcement that the resolution will be submitted this week came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Rome for a flurry of meetings on the issue.

Kerry, who met Sunday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, is scheduled to meet on Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.