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Palestine, israel negotiations to yield no results

30 December 2016 17:28

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Head of Parliament NSFPC Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Fri. negotiations between the Palestinian National Authority and Israeli regime will not yield any results, stressing that ‘resistance’ is the only way for salvation.

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission (NSFPC) Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remark in connection with the Wed. announcement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who voiced his willingness to restart peace negotiations with Israel.

Abbas’s condition for holding talks with the Israeli regime was that Benjamin Netanyahu halt all construction of settlements in the West Bank.

Boroujerdi went on to add, “ever since the Palestinian National Authority took the wrong path of reconciliation with the Zionist regime which only resulted in various futile agreements such as Oslo, Madrid, Camp David and others, it has always experienced loss.”

“Today, all Palestinian revolutionaries have come to the conclusion that the only way for salvation is to resist against the excessive demands of the Israelis for as long as it takes to liberate all the occupied territories of Palestine,” he said.

Boroujerdi stressed that the negotiations between Palestine and Israel will no doubt fail to achieve any results, adding “the fact that the negotiations are set to be held in Russia is the policy of the two negotiating sides and has nothing to do with Moscow. Ultimately, what matters is that the management of Palestinian affairs must be in the hands of Palestinians themselves.”

Mahmoud Abbas’ call for holding talks with Netanyahu came after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the ‘two-state solution’ was in ‘serious jeopardy’ as Israel continued with its settlement construction in Palestinian territories. President Obama also abstained from voting on a UN resolution last week that condemned Israeli settlement building, allowing the resolution to be passed by the Security Council.

Israel’s settlements consist of more than 500,000 Jewish settlers living in East Jerusalem and West Bank outposts that are in clear violation of international law.

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