News, March 2008
Cheney's Statements Encourage Israeli Holocaust of Palestinians, Illegal Settlement Activities, and Kill Hope for US Honest Mediation
US Vice President Backs Israeli Aggressions on
The US Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday
in press conference with Israeli Prime minister Ehud Olmert that US will
never pressure Israeli to halt attacks against Gaza strip "as a right to
defend itself against rockets from Hamas-ruled territories."
Hamas: Cheney's statement provocative, affirms collusion in crimes
[ 23/03/2008 - 10:27 AM ]
The Hamas Movement said on Saturday evening that American vice president Dick Cheney's backing to "Israel's right of self defense in face of missiles launched from the Gaza Strip" constituted a provocation against the Palestinian people.
Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a press release that Cheney's statement proved anew that the USA was an accomplice in Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people. He further described the statement as "completely biased in favor of Israeli occupation and unfair towards our people's rights".
Such "provocative" statements add to the "holocaust" in Gaza and provide "legitimacy" and a "cover" for such crimes, the spokesman elaborated.
Cheney had also said that his country would not pressure Israel to adopt any step that might threaten its security.
He told a press conference jointly held with Israeli
premier Ehud Olmert that the USA's commitment to Israel's security was
"enduring and unshakable" and that Israel was entitled "to defend itself
against terrorism and rocket attacks and other threats from forces
dedicated to Israel's destruction".
US Vice President Cheney faces criticism ahead of West Bank visit
American Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled
to arrive in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the headquarters of the
Palestinian Authority, on Sunday.
Israel's right of self defense
The Gaza Holocaust:
Israeli Attacks on Jabalia
February 27-March 3, 2008
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