Arab media reports the PLO's representative to the Arab Parliament said that that Jarwan praised Ban Ki-Moon's article for asserting "the right of all peoples of the world to resist occupation, including the Palestinian people" and that this "right" cannot in any way be taken away.
Ban's article did not say that, but it is telling that this is how the article - which the UN insists was a condemnation of terror - is being interpreted by Arab leaders.
According to the reports, Jarwan's letter stressed to Ki-Moon's that "the frustrations and the growing sense of injustice has become entrenched in the minds of the Palestinian people especially with the growing frequency of [Israel's] infringing on Islamic and Christian holy sites and increase of settlement businesses, which lead eventually to undermine efforts to negotiate in order to reach a two-state solution."
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Ban “stands by every word he has used.”Not one Arab source that I have seen has quoted Ban Ki Moon's condemnation of terror attacks. The only message that the Palestinian Arabs and their leaders have read from Ban Ki Moon's words is a green light for more terror attacks - with UN support.
Dujarric said the secretary general has repeatedly condemned “terror and has said that absolutely nothing, nothing, justifies terrorism.”
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