Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 January / Trend corr. D.Khatinoglu, R.Hafizoglu / The biggest obstacle in the regulation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is settlements constructed by Sionists in the occupied territories. "The restoration of peace between Israel and Palestine depends on stopping construction work by Sionists in the occupied territories," Salim Zuheyri, the director of the Al-Sharg-al-Arabi information agency, reported to Trend.
According to the information by the BBC, Ahmad Gurei, the former Prime Minister of Palestine, and Tsipi Livni, the Israeli Foreign Minister, met in Jerusalem on 14 January. The sides valued the results of the negotiations positively, so details of the meeting were given to press.
Zuheyri said during his interview with Trend that meetings between Palestine and Israel were also a waste of time. "At first sight it seems that Palestine and Israel compromise each other. However, the compromise by Israel towards Palestine is impossible. If Israel makes compromises, it just prevents illegal construction in the occupied territories," Zuheyri said.
According to the political scientist, the statement by Ehud Olmert, the Israeli Prime Minister, that he does not believe in peace in the region due to the presence of radical Islamic forces in Palestine, is some kind of safety military operation implemented by Israel in the gas sector.
Despite Israel compromise with Fath organization, the country does not see a difference between FATAH and HAMAS organizations.
Alirza Nurizadeh, an Iranian expert on Palestinian issues, stated in his interview by telephone from London for Trend that in spite of how difficult it is for Israel to return to occupied territories it will be good for both sides and some occupied territories may be liberated. Olmert stated in his latest statement that the construction of illegal projects would be stopped. The visit of G W Bush, the United States President, gave hope to both sides concerning the creation of an independent Palestinian State. Israel cannot continue the struggle against HAMAS by military action. The only way is to make certain compromises to FATAH. "I believe that certain steps will be undertaken in this direction in favor of both sides in the near future," the Iranian political scientist said.