Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Barghouthi: “Indirect Talks Should Stop”

(Click on cartoon by Carlos Latuff to enlarge)

"Palestinian Legislator, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, called on the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank to void its approval for holding talks with the Israeli government on Benjamin Netanyahu.

Barghouthi stated that Netanyahu acts like the head of a government of settlers, and that the decision to hold talks with his government would only encourage Israel to carry further violations, and would boost his fundamental government.

He added that “the Arabs gave Netanyahu four months while he did not even grant them four hours”, and responded to the Arab offer to give a chance for indirect peace talks by deciding to build 112 new units for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, and 1600 units in occupied East Jerusalem......

The Palestinian Legislator said that the idleness of the International Community is encouraging Israel to escalate its violations and attacks, and that the indirect talks with Netanyahu and his government will lead to new Israeli provocations.

“He [Netanyahu] does not want peace, he wants his own version of the solution”, Barghouthi said, “Netanyahu’s idea of a Palestinian State is a group of isolated ghettoes surrounded and controlled by Israel”."

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