Monday, January 24, 2011
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, saying that there was no possibility of having an independent state without Israel's collaboration, Qatar-based news channel Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday.
"At this stage there is no option to declare a Palestinian state without Israel's collaboration," Abbas said in an interview aired on Al-Jazeera. "A Palestinian state will be established only with an agreement from Israel".'
I couldn't put it better than Mike Rivero so...
Congratulations, Mahmoud Abbas: you have just ripped the possibility of a Palestinian state out of the hands of your people by making that statement, at a point in time when many countries are recognizing Palestine as an independent state, and the Russian government has just re-affirmed that. One actually has to wonder whose side you're on here. By making this statement, you have just thrown popular Palestinian support to Hamas, and terminated your usefulness to Fatah.
Are you suffering from selective memory regarding the fact that Israel unilaterally declared itself a nation?
Israel doesn't want a Palestinian state, or peace; they want territory by any means necessary. This is why you are seeing the brisk Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, coupled by forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in which they have lived for generations.
If there is any actual popular Palestinian uprising, as a result of frustration with your, Hamas' and Israel's leadership on this issue, the Israelis will put down any insurrection as brutally as possible, and will kill as many Palestinians as they think they can get away with.
Posted by DotConnector at 09:36