YNet News (Link) - Attila Somfalvi (November 26, 2010)
The Palestinians are spreading libelous propaganda against Israel and distort historical facts about the causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Thursday.
The Palestinian refugee problem “is a result of what happened in 1948,” the PM told Likud activists at the party’s Tel Aviv headquarters. “Had they refrained from attacking us, these people would not have become refugees,” he said.
Netanyahu also dismissed claims that Israel’s settlements in the West Bank are the root cause of the conflict.
“They are trying to say that our presence in Judea and Samaria is the reason for the conflict, which isn’t true,” he said. “They took the results of the 1967 conflict – that is, the construction in Judea and Samaria – and turned them into the reason for the conflict.”