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July 7, 2016 9:43 am

Abbas to Boycott Mideast Quartet Following Peace Process Report

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has instructed his people to not cooperate with the Middle East Quartet. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday expressed his disappointment over the Middle East Quartet’s recent report on the stalled peace process and has instructed his people to not cooperate with the international group.

“We have published our position on the Quartet commission, and we said this report is not fit for the task of peace,” Abbas said, the official Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa reported.

“We are very sorry that this is the position, and we hope the United Nation Security Council will not adopt this report,” Abbas said.

In their report issued last week, the Middle East Quartet – the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia – said blamed both sides for the stalled peace process. While the report criticized Israel’s ongoing construction in the disputed territories, a common complaint by the Palestinians, it also took Palestinian leaders to task for not “consistently and clearly condemning specific terrorist attacks” and for glorifying terrorists as “heroic martyrs.”

As such, Abbas has reportedly instructed his political party, the Fatah Central Committee, and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to stop cooperating with the with the Middle East Quartet.

“It does not meet our expectations as a nation living under a foreign colonial military occupation,” said senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat, claiming the report “attempts to equalize responsibilities between a people under occupation and foreign military occupier.”

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  • A Zionist

    I cannot recall in the past that the Quartet has finally made a definitive statement regarding Palestinian incitement, antisemitism and terrorism. Unfortunately, they are still living in a western fantasy where Jews building homes is morally equivalent to Arab terrorism and rejectionism.

    Nevertheless, by finally making this statement, before “settlements” as an obstruction to peace, which is clearly bogus since Oslo did not demand the cessation of building homes for Jews, it has managed to enrage the Palestinians who, up to now, believe that all they have to do is to wait, while carrying on incitement, antisemitism, lies, libels and murder, because the will be given everything without making any compromises.

    However, the EU, while giving a standing ovation to Abbas, the Holocaust denier, Holocaust inverter and terrorist, demonstrates their persistent fantasy of turning Jews into Nazis in order to rid themselves of the guilt of antisemitism.

    • David S

      Good points!! Well stated.

  • Ted U.

    So they don’t listen to Israel, USA and now the EU.
    This has to alert even the nations lead by morons that they are a fly by night “race”.