Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Official PA response to Netanyahu's speech to Congress

From the official Wafa news agency of the Palestinian Authority, in reaction to Netanyahu's speech to Congress:

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said Tuesday that what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said at the US Congress is not going to lead to peace.

“What Netanyahu had said does not lead to peace,” he said, accusing the Israeli premier of “putting more obstacles in the way of the peace process.”

“Peace for us means a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital,” said Abu Rudeineh. “We will not accept any Israeli presence inside the Palestinian state, particularly on the River Jordan.”

The presidential spokesman said that “peace should be based on international resolutions and negotiations, and not by putting preconditions and more obstacles in the way of the peace process.”
1967 lines, Jerusalem and the eastern border aren't preconditions and obstacles?

Fatah-leaning Palestine Press Agency called the US Congress "stupid" for applauding Netanyahu:
It is strange that every sentence Netanyahu said was met with applause from members of Congress; apparently they are stupidly ignorant of the true meaning to the suffering of the Palestinian people under occupation.