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Fatah calls on international community to boycott Lieberman

February 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

The Palestinian Fatah movement has called for an international boycott of Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. His presence in such a role, claims Fatah, is a threat to international peace and security.

A spokesman for the movement, Fayez Abu Eita, said in a press statement on Tuesday that the organisation considers the Israeli government’s selection of a person like Lieberman for one of the most important roles in the coalition to be an example of its “extremism, racism and terrorism”. The Israeli government, alleged Abu Eita, “favours such things over peaceful solutions to the conflict”.

Lieberman called for the removal of the Palestinian Authority’s chairman, Mahmoud Abbas, because he is a “barrier to peace” who practices “political terrorism”. The right-wing extremist made his comments in a letter sent last week to the Middle East Quartet.