An official statement said Ishtaye made the remarks during a weekly Palestinian Authority cabinet meeting held in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
“The negotiations to form the government in Israel are based on who builds more settlements, who wants to facilitate more shooting at Palestinians and who wants to confiscate more Palestinian land,” Ishtaye said, adding that the Israeli government is preparing to “declare a war against us led by extremist settlers”.
The prime minister also called on the international community to put more pressure on the Israeli government, according to the statement.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog appointed Benjamin Netanyahu on November 13 to form a government following the victory of the veteran politician and his alliance of far-right parties in parliamentary elections. ■