Palestinian Official: Barak's Policies have Prompted Muslim Calls for Boycott of Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is to blame for Muslim calls to boycott the Jewish state, a senior Palestinian figure told AFP on Monday at the Islamic summit.
"It's his policy in the Palestinian territories which helps neither to make peace nor to maintain normal relations with the world," said Faisal Husseini, the top Palestinian official in Jerusalem.
Husseini hit back at comments made by Barak on Sunday in Washington after Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat vowed in Doha to keep up the anti-Israeli uprising and Iran urged the world's Muslim states to take "resolute action" against Israel.
"A negotiated agreement is a more appropriate approach to settling international conflicts," Barak said. "Unfortunately, we do hear different signals from the Arab side." – DOHA (AFP)
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