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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PA 'foreign minister' says 'framework agreement' to be non-binding, 'Palestinians' will apply to UN anyway

'Palestinian Authority' 'foreign minister' Riyad Al-Maliki, told an Arab newspaper that any 'framework agreement' to be signed with Israel would be non-binding. The 'Palestinians' intend to apply for membership at the United Nations and with its constituent agencies immediately upon the end of the 'negotiating period' at the end of April. 
Speaking to pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat at the sidelines of the Arab League conference n Kuwait, Maliki criticized the US-brokered talks, which are set to expire at the end of next month, and reiterated the PA's opposition to extending the length of the negotiation process.
"We are committed, along with the US administration, to the nine-month period which ends on April 29," he said.
"When the nine months end, if there is something that justifies extra time, it will be discussed on the level of the Palestinian leadership and then our Arab brothers will be consulted about the issue before any decision is taken... Any amendment to the negotiation formula requires confirmation from the Arab side."
One crucial condition for extending talks, said Maliki, was a full construction freeze in all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
"If not linked with halting settlement activity, extending the negotiations will be a cover for the Israeli side to swallow Palestinian territory," he insisted.
His comments echo claims made by a source close to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who revealed yesterday that Abbas was willing to extend talks in exchange for a building freeze in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, as well as additional terrorist releases.
Maliki reiterated that expectations vis-a-vis the outcome of talks were low, having moved from hopes of a permanent "peace agreement" to a mere "framework agreement".
That would be a humiliating failure for the Obama administration, and particularly Secretary of State John Kerry, having declared its aim to impose a comprehensive agreement within nine months.
Asked how the PA would move forward following the termination of talks at the end of April, Maliki confirmed it would take unilateral steps "including making requests to join international organizations".
And for this they want Israel to release more terrorists and impose a construction freeze?  God forbid....

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At 11:03 PM, Blogger mrzee said...

All palestinian agreements have been non-binding since at least the time of their Jebusite ancestors. That's why they claim Jerusalem :-)

At 7:01 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Mr. Zee - here is a news flash: The 'Palestinians' have no relationship whatsoever to the Jebusites. Leave the lies to the chief bottle-washer.


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