RAMALLAH, Jan 16 (JMCC) - Recent political unrest that unfolded in the North African country of Tunisia reflects instability in the region and further indicates that Israel must be wary in settling any future agreements with the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benajamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
Critics said Netanyahu is using Tunisia's internal political events as an excuse to stall Palestinian and Israeli peace talks. Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that the violence surrounding the ouster of Tunisia's longtime president illustrated the widespread instability plaguing the Middle East. He also said it underscored the need for strong security arrangements in any future peace deal with the Palestinians.We need to lay the foundations of security in any agreement that we make, he said. We cannot simply say 'We are signing a peace agreement,' close our eyes and say 'We did it' because we do not know with any clarity that the peace will indeed be honored, he said.
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