Rami Hamdallah, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) government, met on Monday in Ramallah with the head of the German Socialist Council and discussed with him bilateral relations between Germany and the PA as well as the Israel-PA peace process.
Hamdallah stressed the importance of placing international pressure on Israel, particularly by Germany, in order to force it to stop the “settlement” and to convey the message that there will be no solution other than the framework of a two-state arrangement.
He called on Germany to work to end “the occupation” and to preserve the decisions of the international institutions dealing with the right of the Palestinian people to achieve freedom and self-determination.
Hamdallah claimed that the Palestinian Arab side has adhered to all the demands of the peace process in order to establish an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
He added that any political settlement must be carried out within the framework of the Arab Peace Initiative, which will guarantee a just and comprehensive peace.
Hamdallah's government just recently signed a reconciliation agreement with the Hamas terrorist organization, whose leaders openly call for Israel's destruction and which is close to the Iranian regime.
Last week, the Israeli Cabinet made clear that it would not negotiate with the new Palestinian unity government until Hamas recognizes Israel, disarms, and severs its ties with Iran.
Hamas, in blatant disregard of the Israeli statement, sent a high-ranking delegation to Iran, where its deputy leader, sanctioned terrorist Salah Al-Aruri, declared that the group would never agree to sever its ties with Iran and give up the armed struggle against “the Zionist regime”.