Saturday, December 23, 2006

This Must Have Hurt Haaretz A Lot to Publish

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he opposes a Hamas proposal to offer Israel a long-term cease-fire in exchange for the creation of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 boundary.

"The hudna (long-term cease-fire) that Hamas is proposing would defraud the Palestinian people," said Abbas.

The PA chairman said he opposes reaching an agreement with Israel on the creation of a Palestinian state within temporary borders, and called for comprehensive peace talks on all outstanding issues, including final borders, as well as the future of settlements, Jerusalem, and Palestinian refugees.

A member of the Palestinian Legislative Council from Hamas, Salah Al-Bardwil, stressed Saturday that the hudna should not be viewed as recognition of Israel. "The Palestinian people reserve their right to all of Palestine," he said.

In case you didn't understand the import of the above,

a) Israel, according to Abbas, still sits on "Pal" land;

b) The two-state solution is temporary;

c) The idea of "final borders" is 'no Israel'.

d) And who needs to recognize Israel (if it is going to evaporate anyway?)

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