Skip to comments.PA Actively Defying Israel in Jerusalem
Posted on 02/15/2012 11:48:51 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad said Wednesday his administration is actively defying Israel and operating in eastern Jerusalem.
"The PA is continuously trying to allocate resources inside the city, which Israel occupied in 1967," Fayyad said in his weekly radio address from Ramallah.
"The Israeli government is trying to impose its policies to control Jerusalem and its institutions, which is contrary to international law and signed agreements," Fayyad said.
This all wont change the truth that East Jerusalem is the main part of the occupied Palestinian territories," Fayyad said in his weekly radio address, which focused on Israeli policy in the city.
"Israel must realize that there wont be any chance of a long lasting peace without East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state," Fayyad said.
Observers note that under the 1993 Oslo Accords, to which Fayyad's government is beholden, Israel retains both full administrative and security control of Jerusalem.
Without a final status agreement to the contrary, any attempt to exercise sovereignty in Jerusalem by the PA is a violation of the very agreement that allows the government in Ramallah to exist.
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Walt, I'm sorry you don't translate well.
If Israel does not take this crap seriously how are we supposed to?
“Israel must realize that there wont be any chance of a long lasting peace without East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state”
I presume “long lasting” here means for about a year or so. Maybe less. By “chance”, I presume he means, “no promises”.