Abu Rudeineh: Netanyahu’s statements unhelpful for peace

RAMALLAH, January 4, 2016 (WAFA) –Statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describing the upcoming Paris international peace conference as “futile” are unhelpful for peace, presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said late Tuesday.

“Such remarks do not contribute to promoting the proper environment for a just and true peace on the grounds accepted unanimously by the entire international community,” he said in a statement.

The Paris conference, scheduled for January 15, “is an opportunity to achieve the just peace,” he said, adding that Netanyahu’s remarks defy United Nations and its Security Council resolutions.

“Israel’s policies and statements by Israeli cabinet ministers opposed to the two-state solution and which openly bolster the illegitimate settlement construction, will only lead to more tension and instability,” said the spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas.

He said “the Palestinian people will accept nothing short of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

 

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