Skip to comments.Arab governments call for full Israeli pullout to follow Gaza
Posted on 08/15/2005 1:05:54 PM PDT by Alouette
DUBAI (AFP) - Arab governments expressed the hope that Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip will be followed by the evacuation of other occupied Palestinian lands and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas acknowledged the "historic and important" nature of the Israeli pullout from Gaza after 38 years but denounced an Israeli insistance it would keep hold of its West Bank settlement blocs.
Saudi Arabia "looks forward to the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip being a step followed by other steps toward withdrawal from all occupied Palestinian territories so the Palestinian people can build their state, with Jerusalem as its capital," said a statement issued after the weekly meeting of the Saudi cabinet in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
"The cabinet affirmed the kingdom's commitment to the peace initiative put forward by ... King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz to the Arab summit held in Beirut in 2002 and adopted by the summit, thus becoming an Arab peace initiative," said the statement, carried by the official SPA news agency.
The Beirut meeting of Arab heads of state endorsed a blueprint, proposed by then Crown Prince Abdullah, offering Israel peace and normal ties in return for its withdrawal from occupied Arab lands.
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud "hoped the withdrawal from Gaza constitutes the beginning of the recovery of all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people", the ANI state news agency quoted him as telling Abbas in a telephone conversation.
For their part, the two Lebanese Shiite groups Amal and Hezbollah issued a joint statement saying "the routing of the Israeli enemy of Gaza is a high point in the long struggle of the Palestinian resistance".
They said the withdrawal "proves the effectiveness of resistance."
Jordan's King Abdullah reacted by urging Palestinians to pull together to prevent anyone from "hampering" Israel's withdrawal, an official statement quoted him as saying to Abbas.
The king also gave his "support to Palestinian Authority efforts to impose its authority on territory evacuated by Israel" calling the withdrawal "a positive step which must lead to a withdrawal from the West Bank".
In Kuwait, the cabinet voiced hope the Gaza pullout would be "the first step by Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territories and will be followed by other steps in compliance with relevant UN resolutions".
A statement cited by the official KUNA news agency said Kuwait also looked forward to the Gaza withdrawal leading to the revival of peace efforts on the basis of the internationally-backed "roadmap."
Bahrain's King Hamad congratulated Abbas in a telephone call on the Gaza pullout, saying he hoped it was "a step on the road to the establishment of a Palestinian state" with Jerusalem as its capital, the BNA news agency reported.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh similarly expressed hope that Israel will evacuate all occupied Palestinian and Arab territories and that an independent Palestinian state will be set up, Yemen's SABA news agency said.
Notice now they don't even bother to say "Arab East" Jerusalem any more.
And when they demand withdrawal from "all occupied territories" what they mean is:
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Give them an inch, you end up in the sea.
How did I know this was going to happen.
A no-brainer, isn't it? Yet so MANY fail to see the true plans of these thugs.
.....or until they get what they deserve.
That's exactly what they have in mind.
I'm shocked! You mean to tell me that they want more?
I'm reminded of video if palestinian terrorists as they're released from prison by the Israelis. They always chant "death to Israel" as the Israelis release them.
Yes, many are immersed in denial about it all.
But many others see their true plans and like what they see.
Never ever deal with Arabs!
They never get satisfied. They are the worst people you may wanna deal with!
Stay away from Arabs!
I salute Israel for its fight against Arab radicals.
When you bend over and spread your cheeks you can expect to get ******.
Substantial interest penalty for early withdrawal.........
Cindy Sheehan agrees.
Sharon has rewarded Hamas. In the words of Hesbollah, "the routing of the Israeli enemy of Gaza is a high point in the long struggle of the Palestinian resistance".
Note too, that Lahoud (Lebanon) is very concerned about the rights of the Palestinians...meantime, he restricts the movements of Palestinians in Lebanon. The Lebanese are scared to death of the Palestinians.
Jews evicting Jews...and in the vacuum created arises a terrorist Mecca.
Sharon is a fool.
Wasn't there a MeatLoaf song called "You took the words right out of my mouth" ?
I love the phrase "occupied territories."
The only "occupied territories" I know about are the portions of Isreal occupied by paleostinian savages.
"Keep pulling out until you drown in the Red Sea! The Air stinks of JOOOOOOSSS!!!"Owl_Eagle
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
YEP. Just like Adolph told Chamberlain,"Give me the Sudetenland, and I will be satisfied".
They could help by establishing diplomatic links with Israel first as a sign of goodwill....oh wait, arab regimes and goodwill go together like Hillary clinton and truth.
Why then do you think that the Bush administration has invested so much foreign aid assistance and so much in military equipment transfers to Arab states like Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan if we shouldn't deal with Arabs? I think we have about a $30 billion or so investment in Arabs at the moment.
They've got the oil and the strategic locations. We need the oil and the strategic locations, hence...deals.
The goal of islam is to rule the world, the entire world. Always has been, always will be.
This is not the way to peace.
This is the way to showing Islamists that if you fly planes into buildings in the United States it only takes four years for Israel to turn over pieces of property.
I wonder if they're deciding what to destroy next in their hopes of gaining Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital?
If I were bin Laden, I would release a video claiming credit for this.
If the West Bank is part of some "Palestinian State" why didn't your father withdraw from it before he lost it to the IDF?
The fact is that from the post WW-I era, the West bank was to have been Jewish territory. It was taken from the newly declared state of Israel by the Jordanian Arab Legion, which along with the other Arab states in the region, attacked the newly born country of Israel on the date of it's birth.
Is there anyone who doesn't believe that in less than five years Gaza will be generally acknowldeged as the major staging area for terrorist attacks against Israel?
Good thing that the UN Zionism condemnation of Israel resolution is no longer in place. Thanks John and although the political party that we support tried to stop you from even being at the UN (still claim credit for limiting your effectiveness) American Jewery expect you to win their fight (but don't expect our votes).
At least old Adolph *pretended* that he would be satisfied. These Islamanazies only say "We'll kill you if you don't give us what we want now. Then we'll talk about what else we want.". They don't even bother lying about their next step. The only thing they lie about, when speaking for the public record and not in Arabic, is their final "demand", which is for the State of Israel to cease to exist.
If "Cindy" gets her way, and we pull out from Iraq before the job is done, the event you postulate will occur a lot sooner than 2046, a lot sooner.
"For their part, the two Lebanese Shiite groups Amal and Hezbollah issued a joint statement saying 'the routing of the Israeli enemy of Gaza is a high point in the long struggle of the Palestinian resistance.'
They said the withdrawal 'proves the effectiveness of resistance.'
And they are right on both counts.
Israel is committing suicide before our eyes.
Five months. Maybe even five weeks.
I fear that it's inevitable that there's eventually going to be another Arab/Israeli war, only next time there's probably going to be nukes involved, and who knows how many people will be killed when it's all said and done.
There's never going to be peace there until one side or the other is wiped out.
Israel can destroy it utterly if it becomes necessary.
The only way to write peace in the middle east is with blood.
Victory equals peace.
I call for Full Israeli bombing.
With tears in my eyes, I give Israel 20 years max...
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but when I see pictures of these people being uprooted, unwillingly, from their homes, I'm reminded of our Supreme Court. I don't keep up with Israeli politics though, and maybe these settlers didn't actually purchase the land, or have iron clad ownership rights. But still, the betrayal they feel at the hand of their own government, chills me to the bone.
That is wrong!
US has its enemies in her friends and her friends in the enemies....
Any display of weakness in the face of those who use terror to achieve their goals only results in more terror.
RR knew this, I think Sharon has simply lost his mind.
Or he is setting up the biggest kill zone since the first gulf war. http://deoxy.org/wc/warcrime.htm Please note there is a severe barf alert attached to this link.
I hope he has a plan to checkmate, because the king is in check and the black pieces are in position.
Typical Bears fans.
I would say within 6 months, a year at the most.