MembersANALYSIS: Palestinians Exploit Environmental Problems to Attack Israel

Palestinian leader uses Glasgow confab to spread fresh lies about Israel, rather than contribute to finding a solution

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: palestinians, Climate Change, COP26
Rather than contribute to the discussion at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh used it as yet another platform from which to attack Israel.
Rather than contribute to the discussion at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh used it as yet another platform from which to attack Israel. Photo: Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90

While Prime Minister Naftali Bennett promised during his speech to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow last week that Israel would make a significant contribution to combating the problem, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh blamed Israel for all the environmental problems in the areas under the control of the Palestinian Authority.

As we will see, Shtayyeh’s accusations were baseless and his only contribution to the Climate Change Conference (COP26) was that he used it to smear Israel’s reputation.

During his speech to the COP26, Shtayyeh told the most blatant lies about the causes of the major environmental problems in the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas and politicized the whole issue.

“Israeli occupation poses the greatest long-term critical threat to the environment in Palestine,” claimed Shtayyeh, adding that “Israel’s politics are systematically destroying the Palestinian environment.”

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