Palestinian Groups Call for Halt of Negotiations with Israel, Protection of Palestinians
Two Palestinian groups based in Damascus urged the Palestine National Authority (PNA) to halt peace negotiations with Israel, reject all forms of “humiliating” settlement , and predicted that the scope of resistance to the Israeli occupation will widen in the wake of bloody confrontations in Jerusalem Friday in which seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire.
Abu Ali Mustapha, secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), urged the PNA to halt peace negotiations with Israel, “we think that continuation of this policy, based on the Oslo agreements, have proved useless in achieving the minimum of the Palestinian national rights,” he said in remarks to Albawaba.
He said it became clear to everyone at both the local and international levels that Israel does not seek just peace with neither the Palestinians nor the Arabs and continues its aggressive and settlement policies,” we think the Palestinian leadership should reconsider its policies since the Oslo agreements till now, and stop the current negotiations, so that the Israeli government may not hide behind them to implement its aggressive program, the (PNA) should also declare an end to deals with Israel .”
The PLFP chief also called on the PNA to dissolve the self-rule institutions, hold democratic parliamentary and presidential elections and mobilize all popular groups and resources to fight the Israeli occupation.
Abu Ali predicted that the situation in the Palestinian lands may explode in a more violent manner.
Democratic Front Predicts Collapse of ‘Humiliating’Peace
Meanwhile, the Damascus-based Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine DFLP called for a rejection of “all forms of any humiliating settlement sought to be imposed on the Palestinian people.”
In a statement issued as bloody confrontations with Israeli soldiers swept across the Palestinian lands claiming more victims, the DFLP said the bloodshed proves that “a comprehensive peace is impossible without Jerusalem, return of Palestinian refugees, and self determination.”
The DFLP statement called on the international community to intervene to protect the Palestinian people “on the path of defeating the occupation and declaring the state of Palestine on all its occupied lands.”
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