Erekat: Palestinian Demands are Based on International Law

Saeb Erekat

RAMALLAH, August 10, 2014 (WAFA) – Member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, said on Sunday the Palestinian demands, declared as preconditions for a ceasefire with Israel, are based on international law, calling for a united Arab stance.

During an interview with a local radio station, Erekat said: “the Palestinian demands are not only legitimate and rightful under international law, but they are obligations of the Israeli side.”

“These [obligations] were approved by former Israeli governments, but the [Israelis] are now backing out of its obligations,” he added, considering the Israeli “negotiation behavior” in Cairo as ‘provocative’ and ‘extortionate.’

“Israel does not want anyone to rescue and rebuild Gaza,” he added.

He said “our Egyptian brothers are a partner with our people in this negotiation battle,” and that “all international, Arab and Islamic establishments should support the Egyptian initiative to stop the aggression on our people.”

Erekat said further the Palestinian united position, the united Arab position, as well as the position of the countries supporting our people and their right to freedom and independence, are behind the strength of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo, warning the international community against falling into the “trap” set by Israel.

Source: WAFA