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PA exploitation of Jerusalem does not help the people's resistance

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At a time when Israel is escalating its attacks against the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Authority would do better to address its failures rather than pontificate about Jerusalem. Any defence of Jerusalem will come from the Palestinian people, for the simple reason that the PA has surrendered all Palestinian territory to Israeli colonisation.

Yesterday, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas told the Arab Parliament, the legislative body of the toothless Arab League: "Jerusalem is our capital, and we will never accept any substitute for it. Without it, there would be neither peace, nor security, nor stability, nor agreement in our region and the world."

This is empty rhetoric, given that the PA is doing nothing to claim Jerusalem as Palestine's capital, other than "engaging in a serious political process based on clear international terms of reference that would ensure ending the Israeli occupation of the territories of the State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem."


© Middle East Monitor

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