Peri: Increase in West Bank violence doesn't equate 3rd intifada

December 23, 2013 14:03

There has been a slight increase in violence in the West Bank, however it does not equate a third intifada, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ya'akov Peri said Monday.

When there are signs of progress in the peace process, there are always groups who try to sabotage it, the Yesh Atid minister told Israel Radio in an interview.

He added that there was a cautious optimism surrounding the current negotiations with the Palestinians and the coming two months would be "critical" to the process.

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