Arafat Says Israel Retracted Peace Agreements, Used Prohibited Weapons against Palestinians
In his address to the 13th Arab summit Tuesday, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat accused Israel of violating “all agreements and conventions,” calling on the Arab leaders to “send a message to the world and Israel” pressing the Jewish state to fulfill its commitments to the UN resolutions regarding the Palestinian rights.
Arafat said that ”what we want as Palestinians and Arabs ” is that the summit “sends a message to the world and Israel [stressing] that there will be no compromise on the rights of the Palestinian people to less than the International resolutions have decided (they are entitled).”
The president underlined the Palestinian rights as the right of return for the Palestinian refugees, self-determination, and an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Arafat urged the leaders not to misinterpret the new Israeli government’s approach, stressing that its policy is that of “barbarian aggression against the Palestinians.”
Arafat demanded that Israel implement the Sharm el Sheikh agreement, stipulating that the situation in the Palestinian lands go back to the status quo prior to September 28.
The Palestinian leader distributed two reports, one American and one Canadian confirming that Israel used depleted uranium in its attacks against his people.
Arafat also called on the Arab states to fulfill their commitment to the financial support of the Palestinians – Albawaba.com
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