Israel proves to be aggressor: Palestinian National Administration head
The latest Israeli attack in Gaza has demonstrated that Israel supports aggression in the talks with the Palestinians, said the head of the Palestinian Administration Mahmoud Abbas at the Arab summit in Qatar, the AlJazeera reported.
The 21st Arab League summit was opened in Qatar on Monday. The summit will last two days.
The main topics of the forum were the situation in Sudan, Palestinian territories and the future of the Arab peace initiative, as well as the inter-Arab solution to the world economic crisis.
While the Palestinian leadership and Arab countries have achieved success in the peace process, Israel was cracking down on truce plan, Abbas said.
"Construction of Jewish settlements, murder of local Palestinians and occupation of Jerusalem show Israel does not want a peace," Abbas added.
1,300 Palestinians were killed and about 5,500 were injured aftermath of Israeli's attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Arab countries and the Palestinian government voiced their position related to the armistice with Israel in the Arab peace initiative, which was adopted in 2002, Abbas said.
"The truce is possible if an independent Palestinian state is established and occupation of Jerusalem is stopped" said Abbas.
Israeli attacks on Gaza has caused an economic disaster, and the reconstruction of the enclave is continued owing to the financial support from Arab countries and international mediators
Roughly $4 billion was allocated to the Palestinian government to restore Gaza at the conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
If the new Israeli government will continue its aggression policy, then the peace talks will be stopped, Abbas said.
Stressing the armistice between the Palestine and Hamas, Abbas said that the dialogue would be restored shortly through help of Egypt, perhaps successfully.
"The Palestinian leadership is able to establish a national government [with Hamas], and the PLO will head it until the next election in 2010," said Abbas.
Arab countries in cooperation with the Barack Obama administration and the Middle East Quartet (Russia, EU, U.S. and UN) will also draw on the Arab peace initiative.
The process of overcoming inter-Arab disputes was launched at a mini-summit in Kuwait in January of this year. Two months later, efforts were continued during the meeting of the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt in Riyadh. A new phase in inter-Arab relations was commenced, writes RIA Novosti.
Heads of Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and Oman did not attend the summit.
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