'Palestinians' criticize Kerry proposals as 'Israeli ideas'
The 'Palestinian' leadership has gone ballistic over the ideas presented by US Secretary of State Kerry, dismissing them as 'Israeli ideas
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposals are Israeli ideas that
the Palestinian Authority cannot accept, PLO Secretary-General Yasser
Abed Rabbo said on Thursday.
Abed Rabbo said he cannot accept the
proposals mainly because it remains unclear when Israel would pull out
of the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
Kerry’s proposals offer the Palestinians “general and vague”
formulas about the fate of Jerusalem, Abed Rabbo said in a broadcast on
the Voice of Palestine radio station.
The proposals also call for
“slicing” parts of the Jordan Valley and making them part of Israel,
and scrapping the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees, the PLO
Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive
Committee, denied reports that the PA leadership had agreed to a
gradual Israeli withdrawal over a period of three years.
These reports were untrue and hurt the higher interests of the Palestinians, Ashrawi said.
Tirawi, a top Fatah official and former PA security commander, said
that Kerry’s proposals were completely unacceptable to the
“We don’t want framework agreements, but a final solution,” Tirawi told reporters in Ramallah.
He criticized Kerry for offering the Palestinians a capital in the villages of Abu Dis and al-Ram, and not in Jerusalem.
Tirawi said that Kerrry’s proposals do not offer a solution to the issue of the refugees.
“This means that we cannot accept these ideas,” he said. “We will pay a heavy price.”
At what point will Kerry figure out that the only thing that's acceptable to the 'Palestinians' is for Israel to dismantle itself?
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