RAMALLAH, September 9, 2013 (WAFA) – Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Abed Rabbo Monday criticized attempts by US Secretary of State John Kerry to convince Europe to postpone a decision on boycott of Israeli settlement products, saying that Israel is using the negotiations to avert action against it.
“Israel is trying to benefit from the negotiations to pressure Europe to cancel the boycott (of settlement products),” he said on Voice of Palestine.
He said the negotiations have not made any progress on the ground and that all Israel wants is that no one says anything about its settlements and other activities that violate the rights of the Palestinian people.
“There are no signs of progress (in the negotiations),” said Abed Rabbo. “There is progress only in the settlements and in the violations, but not in the negotiations that can cause us to say that US efforts have achieved any real results on the ground or in the peace process,” he said.