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Rice Echoing Livni in Dumping the Bush Vision of a
Israeli foreign minister dismisses creation
of a Palestinian state for the time being
Sunday March 09, 2008 23:10 by Rami Almeghari - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, dismissed Sunday possibility
for creation of a Palestinian state for the time being, citing what she
called ' continued attacks on Israelis and the situation in Gaza'.
Livni told U.S envoy James Jones that Israel should respond to
Palestinian missile attacks and that the creation of a Palestinian state
does not go in line with Israel's security needs.
She maintained that any future Palestinian state should comprise
Palestinian leaders , who are willing to live in peace, from one hand,
and fight the Palestinian resistance fighters, from the other hand.
Livni will head for Washington today for a three-day talks over Gaza
situation and other relevant issues, online Israeli daily 'Haaretz',
U.S. envoy, Lt. Gen. William Fraser III, who President Gorge W. Bush
appointed to monitor implementation of the U.S-backed road map peace
plan, will expectedly arrive in the region by Thursday.
According to the plan, Israel is demanded to halt all settlement
activities on occupied Palestinian lands, in return for Palestinians
refraining from armed resistance against the Israeli occupation.
Meanwhile, Israeli media sources reported that senior army officer, Amos
Gil'ad, moved to Cairo for talks over restoring calm to Gaza, following
deadly Israeli attacks last week that left more than 120 Palestinians
killed, many of them were civilians.
Egypt has been relentlessly engaged in talks with the Hamas in Gaza, for
possible compromise on Gaza situation, in order to put an end to the
Israeli closure of the coastal enclave, coincidently with homemade
shells fire from Gaza into nearby Israeli towns, coming to a halt.
Egypt's intelligence chief, Omar Sulaiman, put off a visit to Israel
last week, in the wake of Israeli army actions on the coastal territory.
U.S Secretary of State Condoleeeza Rice, echoed (blindly as usual) last
week the same remarks by Livni, saying that Hamas regime in Gaza
represents chaos that does not help establish a Palestinian state.
Rice's visit to the region last week was a part of U.S's efforts to
contain the volatile situation and inject a momentum to
Washington-sponsored Palestinian-Israeli peace process, on a way that
leads to establishment of a Palestinian state by the end of 2008.
Hamas won Palestinian parliamentary elections in January2006, thus
ending a Fateh-ruled Palestinian regime. Hamas embraces armed resistance
against the Israeli occupation, while Fatah adopts peace as a strategic
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