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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The 'Palestinian Authority' will collapse

The man who has probably done more than anyone to kill the 'peace process' is now complaining that without a 'peace process,' the 'Palestinian Authority' will collapse.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat warned on Monday night that the Palestinian Authority would collapse, unless real progress is made in the peace process in the near future.

“It is impossible to sustain the Palestinian Authority under the status quo. It cannot be maintained,” he told journalists at a pre-Christmas gathering in Bethlehem.


He clarified that his words were not meant as a threat, but rather as a description of what would occur in the absence of peace.

Erekat lashed out at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and accused him of taking steps to destroy the PA.

The Fatah-led government, he said, was created to bring the Palestinians from “occupation to independence.” But since 2009, Erekat said, “the prime minister of Israel has done his best to change the function of this authority.”

The Palestinians need much more than the economic gains and security arrangements that Netanyahu continually touts, the chief negotiator said.

“Yes, we recognize Israel. Yes, we want a two-state solution with minor swaps,” he said.

“But that does not mean that I should become a traitor, an agent of Netanyahu. Forget that. I am a Palestinian patriot,” he said.

“We have come a long way on each issue, and today, as we end 2011, my heart is aching that we do not have a partner for peace,” Erekat said.

The coming year, he said, must be a year of change.

“Those who speak of real democracy without peace are very short-sighted and those who speak of real peace without democracy are also shortsighted,” he said.
Hey Saeb - if you're so desperate, just drop the preconditions and come to the table.


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At 9:18 PM, Blogger Droid said...

And the journalists drink that rubbish?

Oh yeah, of course they do.

At 3:18 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...



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