No sooner had peace talks restarted under the warped patronage of the United States than Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu published bids for the construction of more than 1,000 new housing units in Palestinian East Jerusalem and existing illegal West Bank squats.
This further violation should have been the final straw. Coming on top of all the other unpunished illegal squatter building by Israel since 1967, it should have caused any sensible Palestinian to walk away from the ‘peace’ table, and never to have sat down in the first place. Of course, no sensible Palestinians are taking part in this latest peace pantomime.
The reason for entering politics is surely to improve the human condition, not self-aggrandisement.Stuart Littlewood
A PLO press release stated that the new Jewish squatter project, consisting of 63 settlement units, would be built on land confiscated from the people of Jabal Moukabber, Sur Baher and Eam Laisun.
“Some people in Israel continue to believe that the endgame for negotiations should not be peace but rather, further colonization. We call upon all parties that had vigorously advocated for the resumption of negotiations to do whatever is needed to block and to punish the latest decisions made by the Israeli government and the Occupation Municipality in Jerusalem.” said Dr. Erakat.