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Jordanian political party calls on the Palestinian Authority to reject direct negotiations with the Israelis

February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

The People’s Democratic Party in Jordan has called upon the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah to reject a return to direct negotiations with the Israeli government because the latter “will never abide by agreements or results of negotiations”. The Jordanians’ plea was also addressed to the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

In a statement to Quds Press, the Jordanian opposition party pointed out that Israel has “a hostile policy that rejects all peace efforts and provides a clear message to the Palestinians and Arabs that Israel, which rejects international law and legitimate international resolutions, will be committed neither to direct nor indirect negotiations.”

The leftist group called for a return to the UN Security Council “to create international pressure on Tel Aviv” with the aim of achieving the Palestinian goals of a full Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem; the dismantling of Jewish settlements; the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with full sovereignty and Arab Jerusalem as its capital; and resolving the issue of refugees according to UN resolution 194. In doing so, the PDP called for greater efforts to bring about reconciliation between the Palestinian factions based on the commonalities found in the National Accord Document.