Friday, October 05, 2007

Hamas Abbass meeting with Olmert leads to more failures

From an Arab news media: GAZA, (PIC)-- Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, stated that the Wednesday meeting between PA chief Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli premier Ehud Olmert resulted in more failures, describing the negations with the Israeli occupation as a "farce and going after mirage." "Announcing the formation of a preparatory committee to prepare for the autumn conference is a futile step and devoid of content in light of Israel's denial of Palestinian rights and its continued aggression against the Palestinian people, which put more emphasis on the failure of such meetings to achieve anything," Abu Zuhri said in a statement.
The spokesman added that the successive confirmations of Israeli leaders that they will not agree to go into issues of the final solution such as occupied Jerusalem and refugees' right to return make the formation of such committees and insistence on negotiating with the Israeli occupation "frivolous and a waste of time".
The spokesman pointed out that the sole beneficiary of those meetings is the Israeli occupation, which exploits such meetings to give the impression that the Palestinian issue is on its way to solution and that there is no problem between the Palestinians and the Israelis, adding that this is what encouraged Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister, to address the Arab leaders saying, "Don't be more Palestinian than the Palestinians themselves."
For his part, Dr. Mohamed Al-Madhoun, head of PA premier Ismail Haneyya's office, confirmed in a statement received by the PIC that the successive meetings of Abbas with Olmert have become a burden on the Palestinian project and established a culture of division and rejection of inter-Palestinian dialogue; besides, the Palestinian people gained nothing from such meetings.
Madhoun underlined that no one is entitled to waive the Palestinian constants and rights, pointing out that the agenda of those preparatory meetings do not include discussions about the Palestinian national rights such as lifting the siege or ending the repeated assaults on the Palestinian people.
For his part, Taher Annono, the spokesman for the caretaker government, warned on Wednesday in a statement received by the PIC of exploiting the state of division in the Palestinian arena to sign "puny" agreements with Israel contradicting with the national unanimity and harming the entire Palestinian cause and national rights.
Annono also criticized the formation of preparatory negotiating committees under membership of people notorious for waiving the Palestinian rights especially the right of return, confirming that including such figures points to grave results and intentions not representing the Palestinian people.

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