Bennett also dismissed claims that the ongoing conflict has sprung out of Hamas’ and Palestinians’ lack of a recognized state or any unjust “occupation” by Israel.
“We gave Hamas everything, unfortunately,” Bennett said, referring to a 2005 agreement in which Israel completely evacuated the Gaza Strip. “If they decide that they want to start governing and stop being a failed terror state which is a miserable future for their own people, they’ll find a peaceful neighbor. But if they continue this, it’s just going to get worse,” he told the Arab TV Channel.
When asked on the possibility of the so-called proposed “two-state solution,” Bennett rejected such an idea, saying that (“two-state solution) would leave Israel sandwiched between Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on one side and Palestinians in Judea and Samaria on the other.
“It would create a terror state that does not exist yet in Judea and Samaria and would effectively deem Israel unable to defend ourselves. The whole width of Israel is just about seven or eight miles,” Bennet said. “We see what they turned Gaza into.
“No Israeli is going to give up Judea and Samaria and allow them to create a terror state that’s just a few minutes away from my home,” he said.