PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat slammed Israel’s rejection of the upcoming French initiative as a “reaffirmation of the Israeli government’s decision to continue its crimes and violations,” in a press release published Thursday evening.
Earlier on Thursday, a statement from the office of the Prime Minister of Israel rejected the the peace initiative saying that the “Best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestinians is direct, bilateral negotiations,” adding that “Any other diplomatic initiative distances the Palestinians from direct negotiations.”
He added that Israel’s statement came “a few hours after Israeli officials confirmed to the Palestinian side that the Israeli government has decided to continue violating its obligations under the signed agreements, including the daily military raids in vast areas of the Occupied State of Palestine.”
The initiative was also criticized by Palestinian factions Tuesday after it was announced that the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority was postponing the submission of a resolution against illegal Israeli settlements to the UN Security Council, to instead pursue the French initiative.
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As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat