Several issues stand in the way of an agreement, including Turkish demands of unfettered access to the Gaza Strip, and Hamas activity in Turkey.17:16 11.02.16 | 0 comments
Many of the posters have responded to this article by criticizing Israeli settlement policies and past actions of Israeli leaders considered by some to be terrorists. I think this evades the question. The Palestinians have, justifiably, protested Israeli policies which they believe are inconsistent with the Roadmap. Glorifying individuals who commit murder against civilians (and settlers are civilians), is incitement and is a violation of the Roadmap. The Israelis have every right to protest such incitement. In addition, I do feel that making complaints to the United States and other members of the Quartet which are overseeing the Roadmap is a far preferable course of action to killing each other. Perhaps, if they get into the habit of talking out their problems, they might actually start to negotiate toward a solution.