PA: Israel implementing a 'bi-national state'

PA government blasts Israel and the city of Jerusalem for "defiling" the Western Wall and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Dalit Halevi ,

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah
Flash 90/STR

The Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah, headed by Rami Hamdallah, in its weekly meeting on Tuesday expressed support for a two-state solution based on the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in Jerusalem within the pre-1967 borders.

The government also made accusations against Israel, claiming it is trying to implement a “bi-national state” in place of a “two-state solution”.

In a statement, the Palestinian government called on the United States administration to force Israel to comply with international law and stop supporting the “crimes of the occupation.”

In addition, the government rejected a new Israeli Foreign Ministry document which presents legal proof that communities in Judea and Samaria are legitimate, and said that the issue of the return of the bodies of “Palestinian martyrs” will continue to be a priority of the government since Israel’s keeping of these bodies is a “crime against humanity”.

The Palestinian government in the statement also praised the European Union (EU) for its support for the Palestinian population in Area C, warned against calls by “radical” Jewish groups to “break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, hold religious ceremonies, defile and desecrate it”, and condemned the decision of the Jerusalem Municipality to establish “Jewish facilities” at the Western Wall as “a blatant violation of an Islamic site.”

The charge by Palestinian Arabs that Israel “defiles” and “Judaizes” the Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the PA’s ongoing incitement to acts of terror against Israelis.

In fact, PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas is pushing this incitement himself, having most recently declared that Palestinian Arabs would prevent "filthy" Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.

Abbas repeated his call for religious war over the Temple Mount in an open letter to Palestinian Arab students this July.



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