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Palestinian PM urges newly formed Israel govt to end occupation

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Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Ishtaye

Ramallah: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Monday called on the new Israeli government to recognise the Palestinian people's legitimate rights to end the occupation.

In a meeting of the Palestinian cabinet held in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, Ishtaye added that the new Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett "will have no future if it doesn't recognise the Palestinians' future".

Ishtaye also warned of "serious consequences that would result from the Israeli occupation's authorities to allow the right-wing extremists to participate in the flag march in Jerusalem on Tuesday".

He further urged the international community to intervene and stop the right-wing march in East Jerusalem and referred to it as a provocation to the Palestinian people and aggression on the city and our holy places.

Meanwhile, Ishtaye added that although Benjamin Netanyahu's ousting closes one of the "worst periods" of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the new government headed by a settler advocate, Naftali Bennett, is just as bad as the last, The Guardian reported.

He also condemned the announcements of the new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in support of Israeli settlements.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in East Jerusalem has been mounting since April, which led to more tension between the two sides in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

On May 10, tit-for-tat violent fighting broke out in the besieged coastal enclave between the two sides.

It ended on May 21 after Egypt brokered a ceasefire.

Official figures said that during the 11 days of fighting, more than 250 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed, and hundreds were injured.

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