Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the Palestinians must first make peace with Israel, and only after get their state, during his address to the UN General Assembly in New York.

“Israel is prepared to have a Palestinian state in the West Bank, but we’re not prepared to have another Gaza there,” Netanyahu stressed. “The Palestinians must first make peace with Israel, and only then get their state.”

He spoke Friday shortly after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, asked the United Nations to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of failed negotiations.

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