TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered another pledge in his reelection campaign, this time to keep blocking efforts to create a Palestinian state in the event he wins on Tuesday.
Asked whether that means there will be no Palestine if he is reelected, Netanyahu responded "indeed."
Earlier on Monday, the prime minister authorized the construction of housing units in East Jerusalem to widespread objection over its location, which obstructs the Palestinian territory's contiguity.
Speaking at a pro-Netanyahu rally that gathered 40,000 in Tel Aviv on Sunday, the prime minister vowed "no concessions or withdrawals" of territories occupied by Israel and contested by Palestinians.
The latest polls suggest a tight race between Netanyahu's Likud party and the left-wing Zionist Union, with the rival leading Likud by four seats.