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Fatah: PA under 'tremendous' pressure to accept US peace plan

February 10, 2014 at 6:14 am

A member of Fatah’s Executive Committee, Jamal Moheisen, said on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership is being exposed to “tremendous” pressure to accept the American initiative to resolve the conflict in the region.

Speaking exclusively to the local Palestinian news agency Quds Net, Moheisen affirmed that: “The PA leadership is refusing persistently any transitional solutions with the Israeli side that do not fulfill the demands of the Palestinians.”

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians resumed in July after a three-year hiatus. US Secretary of State John Kerry is currently visiting the region to push an American initiative that supposedly lays the framework of an interim accord to work towards a final agreement, which President Barack Obama has acknowledges would also require a transitional period.

Concerning the different external parties that are placing pressure on the PA, Moheisen explained that: “Arab and international sides are pushing us to discuss and accept the US initiative promoting a transitional solution.”

However, he insisted that: “We will refuse any initiative imposed by any external side and will continue demanding all of our rights, including full sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.”

Regarding his opinion of the current negotiations with Israel, Moheisen noted that: “Up until now, nothing has been achieved and the talks have reached a blocked path, as the occupation refuses to stop settlements and confiscating Palestinian lands.”

Source: Quds Net News Agency