The Palestinian Authority made an effort to prevent Israel's joining the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
, Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu said Monday at a Likud Party meeting.
"Israel strives for peace, we removed checkpoints in the West Bank, improved the [Palestinians'] quality of life, and are constantly working to help the development of the Palestinian economy, yet the Palestinians oppose economic improvements and takes step that in the end hurt themselves," said Netanyahu.
My Word: Rejection and Acceptance
The prime minister also cited as counter-productive the PA encouraged
boycott of Israeli products
from Judea and Samaria as costing 2,000
Palestinians their livelihoods.
Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath's declared goal of forcing
Israel out of the UN
was also castigated by Netanyahu as a step backward
and inappropriate at a time of proximity talks.