#GazaUnderAttack | Al-Ahmad: “Palestinian Demands Clear, Non-negotiable”

  Sunday August 10, 2014 10:44 by Chris Carlson – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

Member of Fatah’s Central Committee and head of the Palestinian delegation for truce talks in Cairo, Azzam Al-Ahmad, says that Palestinians do not wish to resume attacks, but that it is their legitimate prerogative to demand and fight for their rights.

Azzam al-Ahmad -- PNN/Gaza
Azzam al-Ahmad — PNN/Gaza

According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Mr. Al-Ahmad additionally stated that Palestinians are ready to continue talks in Egypt and to come to a final agreement which meets their demands, including an end to the ongoing blockade in the Gaza Strip. He further stated that the children of Gaza have the right to live in dignity, and to attend schools and playgrounds without living in fear of Israeli airplanes flying overhead.

Al-Ahmad criticized the lack of activity on the part of the international community, stressing that Palestinian civilians are the ones truly paying the price — not the Israelis.

The official stated that the coming hours are critical to reaching an agreement, noting that Palestinian demands are clear and cannot be excluded from negotiating table, especially those regarding the building of sea and air ports in the Gaza Strip.

According to Al-Ahmad, the beieged coastal region once had an operative airport in which planes used to land with Israel’s consent, as was agreed upon with the signing of the Oslo accords. This airport closed in 2001, after being attacked and severely damaged by Israeli army, PNN notes.

The demands of the Palestinian delegation are not new, the official stated, as they encompass the basic rights of the Gazan community, further stressing that Israel should not have to have the right to say which ones are allowed and which are not.

The meeting of such demands, in Mr. Al-Ahmad’s opinion, would help to achieve an appropriate climate for a political process that would bring an end to the ongoing violence and the bloodshed, as well as implementing resolutions recognized under international law.

He downplayed media-induced perceptions of divisions within the Palestinian delegation, saying that these rumors would be proven false and are, simply, an Israeli strategy to sabotage negotiations.

Negotiations are to continue with Egyptian officials in Cairo. However, an appointment with Director of Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate, Mohammad Ahmed Fareed Al-Tuhami, is yet to make the official schedule.

See: 08/08/14 “Demands Israel Has Accepted, And Rejected”

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

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Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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