Saturday, April 5, 2008

Nelson Barghouti Needed to Rescue the "Peace Process" Now! Move Over Abbas Israel Needs a New, "More Capable," Puppet.

Minister Ben-Eliezer: Israel-PA peace process is virtual

"Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer on Saturday cast doubt over the negotiations Israel is conducting with the Palestinian Authority and called for the release of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti.

Speaking to a cultural forum in Haifa, Ben-Eliezer said "the negotiations being conducted today are virtual. Only the release of Barghouti can change the situation. I respect (Palestinian President Mahmoud) Abbas and (Prime Minister Salam) Fayyad); they are good people? But what happened to the 60,000 weapons that we handed over to them? Everything is under Hamas' control now. I'm looking for someone with whom we can seal a deal."

The Labor Party minister warned that Hamas may seize control of the West Bank in the near future, adding that if a peace agreement is not reached, "a third nationalistic Arab movement will be established that will lead to a bi-national state in Israel.

"At this rate, Hamas will soon take over the West Bank as well," he said, "I believe the only one who can stop this from happening is Barghouti."......"

(Graphic courtesy of Dakaken)

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