#GazaUnderAttack | Abu Marzook: “Netanyahu is Obstructing Ceasefire Talks”

 Monday August 18, 2014 04:13 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas Movement, Dr. Mousa Abu Marzook, stated that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is obstructing indirect talks, and has rejected the Egyptian ceasefire initiative.

Mousa Abu Marzouk
Mousa Abu Marzouk

Abu Marzook, who is also a member of the Palestinian team for indirect Egyptian-mediated talks with Tel Aviv, said Netanyahu’s actions and stances “pushed the talks back to square one”.

“Netanyahu is hostage to internal contradictions within his coalition government,” Abu Marzook added. “He lost the aerial and ground aggression and offensive on Gaza, and could not achieve any of his set goals.”

The Hamas official said the Palestinian team held consultation sessions, carefully examined the Egyptian proposal and will be holding a meeting with Egyptian officials, Monday.

“The current temporary ceasefire has less than 24 hours left, it might not be renewed,” he said. “The Palestinian delegation in Egypt will never surrender any of the legitimate rights of our people.”

On Sunday, Hamas official Ezzat al-Resheq, said Hamas and the Palestinian team in Egypt “will never abandon the legitimate Palestinian rights,” adding that “the military victory the resistance achieved in Gaza will be concluded in a political victory.”

He added that the indirect talks held in Egypt represent Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and all factions of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

On his part, head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement Khaled Mashal stated that the Palestinians are determined to end the illegitimate Israeli blockade on Gaza, and to achieve the legitimate demands of reconstructing the Gaza International Airport that was repeatedly bombarded and bulldozed by Israel, in addition to establishing an international seaport.

The five-day ceasefire ends at midnight, Monday, and. should indirect talks fail to achieve an agreement, the situation could head back to an even deadlier conflict.

Israeli forces killed nearly 2,000 Palestinians in the month-long assault on the Gaza Strip, an estimated 80% of whom were civilians, according to the United Nations.

Among the killed are 541 infants and children, 250 women, and 95 elderly. 10,193 Palestinians, including 3,084 children and infants, 1,970 woman and 358 elderly have been injured.

Three Israeli civilians and 64 Israeli soldiers were killed in the month-long assault – most of whom were killed while actively engaged in a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

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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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