Friday, October 15, 2010

Finally, A Headline That Doesn't Upset Me

The Reuters story headline from Ramallah:

Dismay, disillusionment prevail
in Palestinian camp

From the story:

...In a series of interviews this week with leading Palestinian officials, a sense of pessimism prevailed, coupled with deep disappointment at the United States' handling of the situation.

"If the United States cannot bring about another small freeze in the settlements, how can we guarantee they will help us solve the big problems?" said Yasser Abed Rabbo, a member of President Mahmoud Abbas's core negotiating team.

..."Once again they are promising Israel everything in return for tiny, miniscule steps to reduce some of its violations," said Hanan Ashrawi, a veteran politician and member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation executive committee.
"They are destroying the most moderate Palestinian leadership for the sake of rescuing the most extremist, hardline, rightwing (Israeli) government," she said.

..."If Washington is not in a position to put pressure on Israel, then the dynamics should change," he said, cautioning that ordinary Palestinians were fed up with years of failure. The mood of the average Palestinian is one of disgust...


1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

"Go ahead, punk, make my day!!"(Dirty Harry) :))