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Thursday, April 28, 2011

UN diplomat overjoyed over Hamas-Fatah reunion

Robert Serry, the United Nations diplomat who serves as his organization's representative to the 'quartet,' was overjoyed at the news that Hamas and Fatah have agreed to settle their differences.
UN Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry said on Thursday that he supports Hamas and Fatah's efforts at unity, saying they were "overdue."

"Reunification is essential for achieving a two-state solution that should be reached through negotiations," Serry said in a statement, adding that he hopes that "reconciliation will now take place in a manner that promotes the cause of peace."
The European Union also seems pleased, although they are a bit more cautious.
The European Union on Thursday said that it would need to "study the details" of the deal, however it hinted that it would prefer Fatah to have the upper hand.

"We have consistently called for reconciliation and peace under the authority of [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas as a way to end the division between the West Bank and Gaza and we have also consistently underlined the need for security and stability across the region," said Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

Ashton's spokesman went on to say that she will be talking to partners both within the EU and the region in order to study the details of the agreement further.
What could go wrong?

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At 10:48 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Do I have this right? The Quartet's road map and the Oslo accords both call for the Palestinians to stop incitement and killing Jews as the first step before any others have to be done (legally)? So, whatever else you guys do, I would think long and hard about vacating those agreements... at least until we see whether we can vote out these caliphate-installing U.S. politicians in charge right now. I can't imagine what they will try to do without that caveat in place, especially if Israel voluntarily gets rid of it. Also, if Egypt cancels their treaty with Israel, does that mean Israel gets the Sinai back???? :)


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