Sunday, August 28, 2005

Results of the meeting in Abu Dis-The Fight for Jerusalem Has Begun

Not surprisingly, Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmed Qurei (Abu Alla) pronounced at the aforementioned meeting that, "The fight for Jerusalem has begun."
"We will not allow Israel to say, 'we have finished pulling out of Gaza' while at the same time expanding towns in the West Bank and around Jerusalem," he said.

"We call on the United States, the Quartet and the world to show responsibility for this," he said.

Nope, they won't be satisfied even momentarily with taking control of Gaza. Unlike the Israeli government, they've retained the vision of "Eretz Yisrael hasheleima," though in the opposite sense. How scary.

More details, courtesy of Ynet:

The cabinet meeting was intended to open a PA public relations campaign against the fence, especially in the Jerusalem area. Ministers viewed a presentation about settlement expansion around Jerusalem, according to which, thousands of new apartments are planned in the Maaleh Adumim and Gush Etzion areas.

Palestinians report that just in the last few days, four expropriation orders, covering 1,800 dunams (444 acres,) were issued for settlement expansion. Expropriated areas included Jerusalem-area villages such as al-Azariyya, Abu Dis, and A-Tur.

Qureia said that in light of Israel's security fence, the world must understand that Jerusalem and the West Bank are in "danger."

"The fence endangers the entire peace process, and not only the Israeli-Palestinian one. Peace throughout the region is endangered," he said.

No, what endangers the entire peace process are things like the suicide bombing in Be'er Sheva this morning. Yes, Be'er Sheva which is completely pre-'48. Due to alert guards, there were no fatalities but there were dozens of injuries including at least two serious ones.
"From our perspective, the only viable country would be with the 1967 borders," he said, "not a series of disconnected cantons."

"From our perspective, the fight for Jerusalem has begun. And it is a dangerous war. No Arab, Palestinian – Christian or Muslim – will accept Israel's racist plans," he said.

It's only a war if you want it to be and it will only be a dangerous one if you want it to be, Mr. Prime Minister.


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