Arab summit ends as AL chief says ”fed up” with Israel's policies

Published March 28th, 2010 - 04:46 GMT

Arab leaders have voiced their total rejection of Israel's settlement policy in occupied East Jerusalem at the end of a two-day regional summit in Libya. Israel's settlement policy poses "a dangerous obstacle to a just and comprehensive peace process", the final resolution of the summit read.

 

Earlier, at a news conference following the session, Amr Moussa, the league's secretary-general, said Arab leaders are "fed up" with Israel's policies. "The ball is in the Israeli court," he said.

 

"We are waiting to see if they are serious. If they are serious they have to deal with the situation in the occupied territories in a different way."

 

But the Arab leaders failed to reach consensus on whether the Palestinians should resume stalled talks with Israel.

 

Moussa said that continued Israeli settlement building would end efforts to revive the stalled peace process. "Within the next few weeks we have to decide what to do: whether to continue with the negotiations or to completely shift course," he said.

 

"If we find out that Israel is not leaving an opportunity to build two states, we are investigating the possibility of supporting a one-state solution. "But such a decision will ... come after serious investigation and study."

 

The leaders plan to hold an extraordinary meeting in September to discuss issues it was unable to resolve during the just concluded summit.

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