Israel rejects "unilateral" Palestinian acts: Netanyahu
Israel will not react passively to moves which harm it, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told parliament Monday, as he slammed unilateral moves made by the Palestinian Authority, DPA reports.
"Rather than sitting at the negotiating table ... they undertook unilateral moves at the UN, including today," he said, several hours after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to admit Palestine as a member state.
"We will not sit with arms folded against such moves which harms Israel," he said.
Israel had opposed the Palestinian bid to become a full UNESCO member, as it opposed President Abbas' request to have the Security Council accept Palestine a member state of the UN.