It's come to this: 'Moderate' Fatah threatens Obama and Kerry
The leadership of the 'moderate' Fatah terror organization warned the United States on Wednesday not to pressure their leadership to return to the negotiating table with Israel
without their conditions having been met.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday briefed members of the Fatah
Central Committee on the latest developments surrounding Kerry's
Following the meeting the committee affirmed its
opposition to "all forms of pressure on President Abbas and the
A Fatah official who attended the meeting
said that Abbas complained that the US Administration has been putting
heavy pressure on him to return to the talks with Israel
The committee vowed its full and firm support
for Abbas's demand for a cessation of settlement construction, the
release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails and Israeli
recognition of the two-state solution on the basis of the pre-1967 lines
before resuming the peace process.
The Fatah leaders called on
Kerry to exert pressure on Israel to "fulfill its obligations" towards
agreements signed with the Palestinians in order to resume a
"meaningful" peace process.
They also condemned recent statements by Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett, who said that the idea of creating a Palestinian state has come to a dead end.
Fatah leaders warned that such positions could "completely close the
door in the face of American efforts to resume the peace talks."
Aren't you glad that the United States under Obama has learned its place? What could go wrong?
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