Erekat Describes UK’s Ban on Israel Boycotts as Reward for Destroying Two-State Solution

JERICHO, February 17, 2016 (WAFA) – Secretary-General of the PLO Saeb Erekat Wednesday described the British government’s decision to place a ban on Israel boycotts as a reward for the occupier for adopting an approach which is destroying the two-state solution.

During a meeting with the Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood and Consul General Alastair McPhail, Erekart protested the UK’s decision as well as the decisions passed by its parliament.

Erekat said, “This decision is considered a reward for Israel’s ongoing settlement activities and war crimes against the unarmed Palestinian population.”

Affirming that such decision contradicts the international law and legitimacy, Erekat wondered how the British government allows a settler such as Yuli Edelstein to address the parliament.

He said such practices are considered an encroachment of diplomatic s and a reward for those who commit war crimes and violate the international law.

Erekat concluded by asking how the UK could be part of efforts to counter terrorism in the region while at the same time reward a country that practices state terrorism against the Palestinian people.