Abu Bluff vows to stop E-1
Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen
has vowed to stop Israeli construction at E-1, which he calls a 'red line
Speaking at the opening session of the Fatah Advisory Council
entitled "statehood and international legitimacy," the PA president said
"we are holding contacts on all levels to stop this Israeli project
that aims to sabotage the peace process,” as quoted by Wafa.
Abbas's comments come a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to ignore the international community's condemnation of prospective building plans for Jerusalem across the Green Line, in an interview aired in part on Channel 2.
entire world oppose settlements and say they are illegal,” Wafa quoted
Abbas as saying. “International resolutions say settlements are an
obstacle to peace and therefore they should be stopped in total in all
the Palestinian territories, particularly in occupied Jerusalem, in
order to resume serious and real negotiations on all final status issues
to reach a comprehensive and just peace.”
He added that
Palestinian leaders were exploring a range of measures to respond to
Israeli moves, and called on the international community to press Israel
to release tax revenues belonging to the PA.
In reference to the
building plans, Netanyahu declared on Friday that "The Western Wall is
not occupied territory, and I don't care what the United Nations says."
are living in the Jewish State," the prime minister said, and "The
capital of the Jewish state, for 3,000 years, has been Jerusalem. I want
to say it clearly."
"On election day, Israeli citizens will send a
message," he continued, "not only domestically but also to the
"Do you know who will be paying
attention to the election results?," Netanyahu added, "[Iranian
President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah,
[and Hamas chief Khaled] Mashaal, they'll wait for polls to close and
for results to be publicized. And they'll want to know if the prime
minister was strengthened or weakened."
Netanyahu is right. A message is going to be sent on election day. Israelis have had it with Abu Bluff, had it with the 'Palestinians,' and had it with the UN.
Labels: Abu Mazen, Binyamin Netanyahu, E-1, Knesset elections 2013, Palestinian state RIGHT NOW syndrome, United Nations