Palestinians see little difference in old and new Israeli leaders

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By Zainah El-Haroun and Nidal al-Mughrabi RAMALLAH/GAZA (Reuters) -Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza on Thursday mostly dismissed a change in Israeli government, saying the nationalist leader due to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would likely pursue the same right-wing agenda. Naftali Bennett, a former head of Israel’s main West Bank settler organisation, would be the country’s new leader under a patchwork coalition struck on Wednesday. On Thursday Bennett placed much of the blame for the conflict on the Palestinians. “The truth must be told: The national struggle betw…

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