Analysts: US an enemy to the Palestinians

[ 21/02/2011 – 10:28 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian Authority has been slapped in the face time and again by the US. Most recently, the US used its veto power to strike down an Arab resolution put to the UN Security council that would have condemned Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, a last straw exposing the US’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The PIC spoke with several political analysts to give their take on the situation

“America practically sponsors the Zionist entity and has adopted its settlement activity, politics and military,” said political analyst Hassan Abdo. ”It only talks about peace today while doing everything in relation to war. So we must reveal the reality of its positions and that it is an enemy and not just a biased party,”.

“The decision was certainly a slap by the U.S. To the negotiation process hosted by Washington,” he told our correspondent.

“Fatah is called on to quickly resolve its positions concerning its future. Will it remain working for Israeli interests, or will it work for the interests of the nation? If it chooses the latter, I believe we will see a new unprecedented condition and it will put us at the start of restoring lost rights,” Abdo went on to say.

“The veto was along the lines of strategic alliance between America and Israel in particular and the west in general, so it was not surprising that there was a challenge to international will in order to support Israel in its illegal acts against the Palestinians,” said political analyst Naji al-Batta.

He added that the Palestinian negotiator is weak and is always trying to escape embarrassment by linking his failures to the UN and its security council.

“[Fatah] lives in a state of confusion,” he said. ”There are corrupt and weak streams inside Fatah. The first tries to link its interests with Israel. This group has entered the path of no return. But there may be uncalculated surprises such as some second line Fatah leaders leaving and changing the political scene by ceasing to run towards Israel and the west.”

Several national parties and figures have strongly denounced the US’s use of its veto to strike down a UN resolution condemning settlement construction in Palestine, and have called on leaders to take stands rejecting American pressure and to cut short negotiations until settlement activity comes to a halt.

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