Fatah’s Central Committee member and Commissioner for International Relations, Nabil Sha’ath, yesterday confirmed that the Israelis failed to meet the minimum Palestinian demands in the recent talks held in Amman.
During a meeting with the ambassadors of Italy and Japan in Ramallah on Wednesday, January 11, Sha’ath said, “the Palestinian Authority (PA) is still insisting on its fair conditions for the resumption of negotiations with the Israelis”; a reference to the demand that Israel halt its settlement activities in the West Bank.
He added that the PA continues to implement its international strategy aimed at achieving a Palestinian state, implementing the national reconciliation with Hamas, empowering the popular resistance against the Occupation, and building of state institutions.
Sha’ath called on the ambassadors to persuade their governments to support the Palestinian position in any future international vote. He also stressed the need to increase their countries’ financial support for the Palestinian Authority.