Abbas condemns Israeli violence in W. Bank, Gaza

10:59, April 04, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday condemned the recent Israeli escalation of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Palestinian official news agency Wafa reported.

Abbas was quoted by the official news agency as saying that " such escalation of Israeli violence against the Palestinians is aiming at obstructing the international efforts to push forward the peace process."

Abbas condemnation was made as he chaired a meeting of his Fatah party's central committee in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where he stressed in the meeting on the complete cessation of Jewish settlement.

"Halting all Jewish settlement in the West Bank and east Jerusalem is the real introduction for resuming the peace process in the Middle East," Abbas was quoted by Wafa as saying.

Abbas, who was receiving medical treatment in Amman and attend the 22nd Arab Summit held in the Libyan City of Sirte last week, briefed Fatah committee on the latest political developments.

The peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians stopped in December 2008, after the Palestinians insisted that halting Jewish settlement construction is an unchangeable condition for the resumption of the talks.

The Administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has been exerting intensive efforts to bridge the gaps between the two sides and resume the peace talks. However, the efforts were obstructed after Israel's decision to continue expansion of settlements.

Meanwhile, Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip on Saturday, slammed the United States' call on Israel and the Palestinians for end of violence and self-restraint.

Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of Hamas-dominated parliament and a Gaza-based Hamas leader said in a press statement sent to reporters that Washington's call equals the executioner with the victim.

He warned that the current U.S. attitude "would encourage Israel and gives it the green light to target Hamas movement and keep striking on the Gaza Strip."

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
  • Actress Huang Jieqiong performs at the opening ceremony of the Second Ecological and Cultural Tourism Festival in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 26, 2011. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2011 shows the Erqi Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. The two sections of the bridge were joined on Tuesday. The seventh cross-Yangtze River bridge of Wuhan City is the largest three-tower cable-stayed bridge with 616 meters of main span. The bridge is expected to be put into operation in the end of 2011. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
  • Members of civil organizations who oppose laws that allow voluntary abortion, participate in a protest in front of the Supreme Court in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on Sept. 26, 2011. The Supreme Court began on Monday a debate on a constitutional reform in the states of Baja California and San Luis Potosi, which establish the beginning of the right to life during conception, contradicting the federal constitution. (Xinhua/Claudio Cruz)
  • Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the China Today Art Week in Malmo, Sweden, Sept. 26, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Yinan)
Hot Forum Discussion