Senior Palestinian official: ‘Our only option is to sever ties with Israel and the US’

June 4, 2020 by  
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The Palestinians’ only option now is to “entirely reject” the U.S. peace plan and sever relations with the United States and Israel, according to PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat.

PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Jericho on Feb. 15, 2017. Photo by Flash90.

Speaking during a May 30 interview on Russia Today, Erekat said that the U.S. “Peace to Prosperity” plan was “the most biased plan in the political history of the effort to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This is the most biased, blind, extreme and racist plan.”

Faced with such a plan, said the Palestinian official, “We have no option but to reject it completely, and to sever all our ties with the Israelis and the Americans.”

The PLO had not been established to improve Palestinians’ living conditions, said Erekat, but to “restore a sovereign Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital.” This, he added, was the “Palestinian birth.”

Arab governments that cooperate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom Erekat called a “war criminal,” are stabbing the Palestinians in the back, said Erekat.

“Why [cooperate with Netanyahu]? Because [senior Trump adviser Jared] Kushner called?” said Erekat.

“I have met Kushner 37 times. He is a blend of ignorance and arrogance. This is the truth,” he said. “The fact that this ideologue, who is one of the biggest donors for the settlements, him and [U.S. envoy David] Friedman, the ‘biblical ambassador,’ who was the head of the guards at the Beit El settlement, or [Trump adviser] Jason Greenblatt, whose children are studying in a Gush Etzion settlement—these are the people that get to decide the future and fate of the region?”



2 Responses to “Senior Palestinian official: ‘Our only option is to sever ties with Israel and the US’”
  1. leon poddebsky says:

    As for Erekat’s claim of bias, every decent person should be biased in favour of Israel for it is faced by a cruel, Judeocidal enemy, whose evil intentions have not been realised solely because of the courage and selflessness of the Israeli and Jewish People in general.
    Not since the Nazis has there been a society as fanatically anti-Jewish as Arab “Palestinian” society.

  2. leon poddebsky says:

    Erekat’s perennial penchant for perverting truth with a straight face is evident in his phrase, “…restore a sovereign palestine , with east Jerusalem as its capital.”
    “Restore?” There has never existed a nation-state called “Palestine.”
    The only sovereign nation-states that have ever existed on the soil of The Land of Israel were Israel and Judah.
    How is it possible to “negotiate” with a liar as blatant as Erekat.

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