Palestine, ALRAY -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on Saturday, accusing it joining the “chorus of slander” against Israel.
Netanyahu's position came after the human rights NGO participated in informal UN Security Council session on Friday in which its representative slammed Israeli settlements in the West Bank, calling them obstacles to peace.
Prime minister said that he will move to prevent B'Tselem from its allotment of national service volunteers and he would take steps to remove B’Tselem from the list of organizations in which young Israelis can do their mandatory national service.
In contrast, B'Tselem responded to Netanyahu's comments with harsh criticism of their own, saying that the prime minister boasts about Israel's good relations with countries who, in reality, are harsh critics against Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
B’Tselem’s statement came after Netanyahu said on Saturday evening on social media that he would act to prohibit national service volunteers from working with B’Tselem.