Jack Quann
Jack Quann

13.18 30 Dec 2019


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The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has compared Northern Ireland to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Yair Netanyahu's outburst on Twitter came after the British embassy in Jerusalem announced Prince Charles would visit the area in January 2020.

He, along with his wife Camilla, is also to attend events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The visit will be the first time that the British royal has undertaken a programme of engagements in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Announcing the visit, the UK embassy said: "We are delighted to announce that we will receive His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in January 2020".

In response to this, Yair Netanyahu replied: "God willing you guys will be kicked out of Israel soon.

"Until then I'm thinking of visiting the occupied lands of Scotland or Wales, which do you recommend?".

He also claimed: "Northern Ireland is recognized as part of *Britain* by the entire world.

"All the British settlers stayed there. Nobody claim they should be relocated.

"Nobody disputes Britain sovereignty there and claims it belong to the Republic of Ireland."

Earlier this year, Ireland expressed its support for Palestine after a change of US policy on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The administration of US President Donald Trump declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank were not illegal.

In response, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: "Ireland strongly continues to support the agreed EU position on Israeli settlement policy.

"Expansion of settlements in Occupied Territory is illegal under international law."


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