No Palestinian State Can Be Established Without Gaza, Jerusalem As Capital


(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF ASHARQ AL-AWSAT)

 

Abbas’ Adviser Says No Palestinian State Can Be Established Without Gaza, Jerusalem As Capital

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 – 12:30
Nabil Shaath. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN – REUTERS)
Ramallah- Kifah Zboun

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor for International Affairs Nabil Shaath said that the Palestinian Authority has fully engaged in a confrontation with the United States, in the wake of its decision to consider Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Speaking during a gathering at the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo, Shaath said: “President Mahmoud Abbas is in a position of full confrontation with the United States and Israel in the wake of the Israeli government’s intransigence and the recent US Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer its embassy to it.”

“We will not establish our state but on our national soil. No state in Gaza, no state without Gaza, no state without Jerusalem as the capital, not a capital in Jerusalem, but Jerusalem is the capital,” Shaath stressed.

He criticized the absence of a unified Arab position to protect the Palestinian project, but said the world would change.

The Palestinian president’s advisor went on to say that within three years, “the world ruled by the United States will end and a multilateral leadership will be established.”

“We will be part of this new world,” he said.

Shaath’s remarks came in response to the United States, which announced earlier this month that it was about to offer the “deal of the century”, disregarding a plan by Abbas to hold an international peace conference to set up a multilateral mechanism for the peace process.

The Palestinians refuse to deal with the United States as the sole sponsor of the negotiations, saying they are ready to accept the US as part of a multilateral mechanism within an international quartet that would also include European and Arab states.

The relationship between the PA and Washington severely deteriorated after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and decided to move the US embassy to it.

6 thoughts on “No Palestinian State Can Be Established Without Gaza, Jerusalem As Capital

  1. From a European’s perspective it may be argued that there never will be a two State solution.
    Apart from the political dimension there are geographical restrictions.
    The present troubles in Gaza relate to the millions of Palestinians presently living outside of Israel.
    Is there a possibility that peaceful co-existence will ever happen in that troubled land ?

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  2. They don’t want a state. They want to give troubles to Israel. If they would like to have a state it could have been established 70 years ago and maybe even earlier. During all these 70 years they never wanted to come to a compromise. They even refused to sit at the table for negotiations and the fact that they put forward their demands show that they are not serious to make peace.

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    1. I totally agree with you, the only thing that they will except is when there is not one single Jew in all of the Holy Land, nothing short of that will be acceptable. Thank you very much for taking of your time to drop me a comment, I appreciate you.

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      1. Thank you Oldpoet for your comment.
        I spend a lot of time sending/mailing these comments, not that much time to write them. If you like my posts please resend them in your blog. My feeling is that people, all around the world, are influenced by Westerns and they think that a war is a joke. They don’t understand that war is very serious. this is the results of the so many crime movies in the world. So, I need more cooperation and none financially support to expand the no. of my readers. It can be done only through people like you. Please help me.
        In friendship
        Amir

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      2. I will continue to reblog some of your articles because I have liked and agreed with most all of them, you are a very good and informed writer.—ted

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