Syrian Brotherhood Calls on Arafat not to Make any Concessions to Israel
The Syrian Brotherhood has called on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat not to make any concessions to the Israelis at the Camp David summit, which is currently attempting to reach a final peace deal between the two sides.
In a statement datelined London and received by AFP in Amman, the group called on Arafat "to be aware of the seriousness of the situation and the consequences of any concession he might make."
"Such concessions would be a humiliating end to a century marked by efforts by the Arab nation" to liberate their territory occupied by Israel, the statement said, adding that Palestinian rights, and in particular those connected with east Jerusalem are "sacred" for all Muslims.
It called for the "Arab and Islamic world to support the Palestinians to enable them to face up to any pressure aimed at forcing them to make concessions on their rights."
The group's comments echoed a call Sunday by Jordan's own Muslim Brotherhood urging Arabs and other Muslims to act to foil any attempt aimed at compromising Jerusalem and eliminating the Palestinian cause - AMMAN (AFP)
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