​I think the international community has to condemn Hamas for its terrorist activities, I think it has to support Israel’s right of self-defense and I think it also must call on President Abbas to end his pact with Hamas.

 PM Netanyahu meets with Quartet Representative Blair

 

Copyright: GPO/Haim Zach

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 17 June 2014), met with international Quartet Representative Tony Blair and told him at the start of their meeting:

"The brutal abduction of three Israeli teenagers shows the true face of Hamas. It’s not only committed to murdering Israelis, it’s committed to kidnapping children. And I think the international community has to condemn Hamas for its terrorist activities and I think it has to support Israel’s right of self-defense and I think it also must call on President Abbas to end his pact with Hamas. Anybody who supports peace must tell the Palestinian Authority that they cannot build a government that is backed by the kidnappers of children and the murderers of innocents."