Thursday, October 29, 2009

Peas in the Middle East : FATAH PLA LEADER - "without guaranteed return of refugees, all talks about peace are pointless."

MAAN News (Palestinian) - Bethlehem - Ma'an - Jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi said on Tuesday that elections cannot be held without a national unity agreement in place.

"Elections can't be held before rivalry comes to an end," said Barghouthi who is serving life sentence in an Israeli prison. The popular leader however blamed Hamas for the current impasse for their refusal to sign Egypt's latest proposal for Palestinian unity.

Abbas decreed that elections be held in January, a step that Hamas said should be delayed until after a deal is signed.

According to the PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Qaraqe, Barghouthi told him during a visit to Israel's Hadareim prison, "National unity, and protection of the Palestinian political system are our compass toward completing our national duties. This is far more important than all partisan and individual interests."
As for the peace process with Israel he said, "There is no peace partner in Israel, and the Israeli government is not mature enough to establish a real and just peace with the Palestinian people. Unless Israel ends its occupation of the Palestinian territories it occupied in 1967, enable the Palestinians to build their independent state, guarantee return of refugees, and release all Palestinian detainees, all talks about peace are pointless."

Barghouthi applauded Palestinians in Jerusalem for their steadfastness in the face of Israeli "racist attacks against the capital of Palestine." He called on the Arab and Islamic nations to support Jerusalem and stop "Israeli aggression" which targets the people, the history, and the religious nature of Jerusalem.

File under, then I guess there STILL YET NOTHING TO DISCUSS, since right of return means no Israel.

And Obama says ???

Any chance for peace remains in the heart of the Palestinian people who will have to decide that a better life for their children and in their own future here on this earth takes precedence over dreams about a great great great uncle's supposed orange groves in Jaffa, and claims about a waqf, while being compelled to live under either racist mafioso thugs, or racist religious thugs to whom in the end they are merely tools, all while occupied by Israel, whose troops might come looking with tanks at any moment for the Fajr and Qasm rockets fired into 1948 Israel these thugs are hiding in their basement.

1 comment:

Pastorius said...

Gee, where have I heard this before: