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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

PA condemns attack on Aqaba - silent on attack on Eilat

Palestine Press Agency reports that the PA issued a statement condemning Monday's rocket attack - but only the rockets that hit Jordan:

The official spokesman said the Palestinian National Authority strongly condemned the terrorist act on Jordan which was aimed at undermining security and stability in the region.

The National Authority is in full solidarity with our sister the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Government and people, which supports the steadfastness of the Palestinian people over their national soil with their national rights and to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

The National Authority stresses that those who carried out this criminal act serve only the interests of hostile forces, targeting issues of the Arab nation and particularly the Palestinian issue, and call to confront the perpetrators and defeat and expose those who were behind were the owners of agendas and ambitions of the regional targeting of Arab States and the future of our nation.
While it is possible that Aqaba was a target as well, it seems probable that Israel was the intended target for all the rockets - yet the PA has no problem with that.