Monday, July 29, 2013
Major Palestinian Faction Rejects Peace Talks
Now that Netanyahu has caved to U.S. pressure and agreed to release 104 Palestinians convicted in Israeli courts of murder and other terrorist offenses as a pre-condition, talks about talks are are apparently on between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
Unfortunately, a major Palestinian Authority political faction has already let it be known that they reject the talks and will not be bound by any results.
A major faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization rejected new peace talks with Israel just hours before their scheduled resumption in Washington on Monday after a three-year break.
The leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that talks' resumption was a unilateral move by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas which did not have the backing of the PLO as a whole.
"The PFLP is against a return to negotiations," said one of the party's leaders, Khaleda Jarar.
"It is an individual move," she said, in allusion to Abbas.
So, we already have Hamas rejecting the talks and now the PFLP, while Mahmoud Abbas is in his fifth year as Fatah's unelected dictator over the Arab occupied areas of Judea and Samaria.
Does Abbas actually speak for anyone? Who is Israel actually 'negotiating' with, and why would anyone think it will mean anything?
The farce continues.