The violent clashes on the border with Syria prove that the Palestinians are not interested in a solution based on 1967 borders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
Rather, they are interested in a solution based on 1948 borders, Netanyahu said during a special closed meeting held with the Defense Minister and Israel Defense Forces chief in order to discuss the situation on the border with Syria.
The United States State Department responded to the violence by saying that Israel “like any other sovereign nation, has the right to defend itself.” “We are deeply troubled by the event that took place today at the Golan Heights that resulted in injury and loss of life,” the statement said. “We call for all sides to exercise restraint. Provocative actions like this should be avoided.”
Netanyahu said that Palestinians are trying to “flood Israel with refugees.”