Israel has no interest in peace negotiations with Palestine – ambassador
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19
By Anahanum Khidayatova - Trend:
Israeli government has no real interest in peace negotiations for a two-state solution with Palestine, Palestinian ambassador to Azerbaijan Nasser Abdul Kareem told Trend.
He went on to add that the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu torpedoed the process when he stopped negotiating more than a year and a half ago.
The ambassador said that Netanyahu also reneged on his government commitment to release Palestinians from Israeli prisons based on an agreement sponsored by the US, and by ratcheting up the colonization process by building more illegal housing units in the occupied Palestine, intensifying the collective suppression of millions of Palestinians.
Abdul Kareem went on to add that Israeli prime minister's sole goal is to maintain the status-quo by dismembering the State of Palestine.
In a moment of unguarded truth emanating out of his fear of losing the election, he publicly said that he is against an independent Palestinian State and he'll make sure it won't materialize as long as he is a prime minister, said the ambassador.
He also added that reaching peace would bring security and stability to the region and the whole world.
On Oct 16, an Israeli soldier was stabbed and moderately wounded in a thwarted knife attack during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians just outside of Hebron district of Israel. The Palestinian, a 26-year-old laborer, mingled with journalists covering a clash between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops in the city of Hebron, wearing a T-shirt with "press" written on it.
The attacker was shot and killed on the scene. Yet at least four residents of Palestine died Oct.16 in clashes with the military, which took place along the Gaza border and in the West Bank.
In total, the current outbreak of the conflict claimed the lives of forty Palestinians, according to Palestinian medics.
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