Netanyahu: I care more about Palestinians than their leaders do https://t.co/TSghOUVjFx— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) August 11, 2016
(Hat tip: Christians United For Israel.)
If this is so then why don't the Palestinians vote for his party?
The Palestinian citizens of Israel vote for parties that caters to them. Also there is an unwritten convention that the parties catering for Israeli Jews do not join up with the parties of the Palestinian citizens of Israel in negotiations to form a government. This excludes the parties voted by the Palestinian citizens of Israel from the possibility of participating in an elected government. This unwritten rule was only broken once during the last premiership of Rabin. So the Palestinian citizens of Israel rarely vote for Netanyahu's party.
The Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are not allowed to vote in Israeli elections. When the State of Israel gained those territories in the 1967 Six Day War they were not annexed by the State of Israel thus leaving those Palestinians in a legal limbo. Although they were ruled by the State of Israel through COGAT they were excluded from participating in or voting in Israeli elections. And at the same time the Israeli government built settlements for Israeli Jews in the territories but these Jewish citizens of Israel are allowed to participate in and vote in Israeli elections. So the Palestinians in the territories have no ability to vote for Netanyahu's party even if they wanted to while nearby the settlers are allowed to vote anyway.
The Palestinians who had been cast out of what became the State of Israel during the Israeli War of Independence are also unable to vote for Netanyahu's party even if they wanted to. From the moment of their expulsion they insisted on returning to their homes in the 1949-67 borders of the State of Israel but the Israeli government refused to let them return to this day. In other words they are restricted from participating in or voting in Israeli elections.
If Netanyahu cares for Palestinians more than their own leaders maybe he should let those Palestinians he says he cares for more than the Palestinians' own leaders to freely vote in Israeli elections.