Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Palestinians do not proclaim independence unilaterally

The Palestinians will not declare independence unilaterally, as declared by an official of Fatah, on the other hand ensuring that Moscow looked favorably upon his initiative at the UN recognized Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. "We do not intend to proclaim independence unilaterally," said an official of the movement of Palestinian President Abu Mazen, during a press conference in Moscow.

Palestinian nationalist movement also called on Tuesday for "insufficient" the recent proposal for resolving the Middle East conflict the U.S. president, Barack Obama, not to mention Jerusalem. "Unfortunately, it is insufficient, since there is no mention of Jerusalem. And Jerusalem is an inalienable part of the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967," he said at a news conference in Moscow Azzam al-Ahmed, a member of Fatah's central committee.

The Palestinians want the Security Council to request the United Nations to recognize their status under the 1967 borders. However, the Palestinian representative called a "positive signal" Obama's proposal, but added that "it is the first time the U.S. makes statements about the need to recognize the Palestinian state on its borders of June 4, 1967." He also criticized the fact that the U.S.

president expressed more in terms quite different on Thursday in announcing the proposal and the Sunday meeting in Washington with a pro-Israel lobby, according to Russian news agencies. "The content of these claims (Sunday) have nothing in common with his earlier statement," said Palestinian official after consultation with representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

In turn, Azzam said "the Israeli government's goal is to slow down and abort the peace process." "The Israelis say that it is pointless to talk peace. Who is Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas)? But when we get together, happen to our marriage is an obstacle for them," he said. Azzam also said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow supported the request that the Palestinians intend to bring before the UN to recognize the independence of Palestine.

The Kremlin backed away Obama's proposal on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on Israel's borders by 1967. "This position was confirmed by the Russian president, Dmitri Medvedev, during his visit to the Palestinian territories in January 2011," said Sergei Naryshkin, head of the Kremlin administration.

"The Palestinians are entitled to their own government and state" with its capital in East Jerusalem, said. Obama said last week that "the Palestinian people should have the right to govern themselves and fulfill their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous" and that "the dream of a Jewish and democratic state can not be achieved through a permanent occupation"

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