Ed # 12 That's About It - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 13.02.07 | 02:43 (IST)

    Howdy Ed; I don't see why PM Haniyeh is appealing to the international community to "honor" the Mecca Agreement when no one is contesting it in the first place. Of course, the international community will recognize the new Palestinian unity government because that was an internal Palestinian matter and up to them to work out. However, I don't see how PM Haniyeh can extend that to include a lifting of economic sanctions until after the new unity government officially agrees to the three conditions imposed by the Quartet which were hardly addressed at all at Mecca. The Mecca Agreement may have patched up some internal Palestinian differences which is fine with everybody, but it did nothing to justify restoring Western foreign aid to the PA. Perhaps, the new government will figure that out after it gets formed. We shall see.

    from the article: Ban backs PA unity deal, urges recognition of Israel
    First published 00:00 12.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.02.07
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