Bad news for the peace process. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 18.12.07 | 10:40 (IST)

    This declares an end to the peace process. By the same token as Israel is now using, the Palestinians can declare their right to continue armed resistance against the Israelis while peace talks are going on. This is absurdity, and the present absurdity is entirely on the part of the Israeli side. Hamas is not party to the negotiations. Israel is not acting in good faith with Fatah, their partner for talks. Israel is declaring that it is not a partner, by acting toward Fatah precisely as Hamas is acting towards Israel. There must be a clean break with the past during negotiations. The building is in disputed territory, and building must cease so long as the dispute is unresolved. This is an incentive to resolve the dispute all the sooner.

    from the article: Officials: Israel to allow construction in existing W. Bank settlements
    First published 00:00 17.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.12.07
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