Palestinians love living under occupation, ex-IDF chief declares, recycling apartheid talking point

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Former IDF chief and Netanyahu challenger Benny Gantz bragged that Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank are actually better off than their counterparts in Arab countries, echoing apartheid South Africa.

Gantz slammed his rival’s refusal to allow American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to visit Israel and the occupied territories last month, insisting that had the two supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement actually seen the West Bank “with their own eyes,” they would have changed their minds on the spot.

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