Bahar warns UN bid could bear ‘grave consequences’


[ 20/09/2011 – 12:51 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Ahmed Bahar warned the Palestinian Authority’s bid for full membership in the UN could bear grave consequences on the Palestinians’ future.

Bahar highlighted that the step at the UN means conceding 80 percent of Palestinian territories for Israeli interests as well as putting the Palestinians refugees’ right of return and future sovereignty over the entire territory of Palestine at risk.

Moreover, Bahar said the UN bid would be tantamount to the 1993 Oslo Accords, in remarks he made in an interview with Al-Jazeera.

He also warned of negotiations with Israel taking place even after the UN bid was said and done.

Not only has the Hamas party objected to the move, but also independent Palestinian figures in the territories and abroad.

In a statement, independent Palestinian political figures expressed concern that a series of Abbas’s talks earlier this month pertaining to the UN bid and negotiations ascertain that Abbas would resume peace talks with Israel even after the step at the UN.

The statement, signed by those political figures, also accuses Abbas of using the UN bid as a desperate attempting to portray himself as a hero in the face of the Israel-U.S. enemy.

The statement downplays a potential UN decision in favor of the Palestinians, saying that it would only be added to the hundreds of UN resolutions in the Palestinians’ interests that have been ignored by Israel.


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