Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
News, September 2008
Abbas to UN: Peace Can Not Go with Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Lands
Palestinian President Abbas to UN: Peace can not go with settlements
Date: 27 / 09 / 2008 Time: 11:45
Addressing the UN General Assembly on Friday Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his stance that the continued construction of
Israeli settlements built illegally on Palestinian lands is thwarting
all efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Abu Zunaid demands the Security Council to take a decisive stance of Israel’s settlement activities
Palestinian Legislator of the Fateh Parliamentarian Bloc, Jihad Abu Zunaid, demanded the Security Council to take a decisive stance towards Israel’s illegal settlement activities in Jerusalem as the Israeli government is ongoing with constructing and expanding settlement around the city.
Abu Zunaid added that if Israeli is serious in its peace talks with the Palestinians it should halt all of its settlement activities around the Holy City.
In a press release issued by her office in Jerusalem, Abu Zunaid said that the Security Council must act and practice pressure on Israel o implement all Security Council and United Nations resolutions regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
“If it want successful peace task”, She said, “The Security Council, she added, must ensure that Israel stops all of its settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and around Jerusalem”.
“The council must act, must practice pressure on the occupation to implement all related UN resolutions regarding the liberation and independence of the Palestinian people”, Abu Zunaid added.
She also stressed on the importance of appealing to the UN Security Council in order to condemn the Israeli illegal activities in Palestine and oblige Israel to halt these violations.
Quartet urges Israel and Palestine to reach peace before the end of 2008
The International Middle East Quartet has called on Israel and
Palestine to make every effort to achieve a peace agreement for the end
of 2008. The quartet stressed that an earlier resolution will prevent
the further construction of settlements on Palestinian lands.
Fair Use Notice
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
Opinions expressed in various sections are the sole responsibility of their authors and they may not represent ccun.org.