Netanyahu criticized following Paris unity march

Netanyahu has been the subject of criticism of using the anti-terrorism march in France to achieve electoral gains.

Netanyahu criticized following Paris unity march
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Accusations have been leveled against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of using an anti-terrorism march in French capital Paris to achieve electoral gains, Israeli media has said.

Israel's Channel 2 said on Sunday that France had preferred that Netanyahu not participate in the unity march, in which scores of world leaders participated, lest his participation would stir up trouble.

On December 3, Netanyahu decided to dissolve the Knesset (parliament) and called for snap elections.

The channel said that Netanyahu's participation in the march raised a problem in that it deflected attention from the war on terrorism to the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis, particularly with the participation of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the same march.

It added that a large number of French citizens believed that Netanyahu had participated in the march against the background of Israel's general elections.

The Anadolu Agency could not immediately obtain comments from Netanyahu on these accusations.

Sunday's march came only days after the French capital was rocked by attacks on Wednesday and Friday, ones that left 17 French nationals dead, including eight journalists from satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

 

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