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Hillary Clinton Calls Israel's Eviction of Jerusalem Families Regrettable, Fayyad Warns of Less Chances for Renewed Peace Talks
Clinton slams Israel's eviction of two Palestinian families in Jerusalem
United States Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, slammed the Israeli occupation government on Monday for the forced eviction of two Palestinian families from an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
Clinton stated that the eviction of Palestinian families and the demolishing of homes in East Jerusalem violates Israel’s own obligation, and urged the Israeli government to refrain from such provocative actions.
The Statement of Clinton came in the White House as she met with the Jordanian Foreign minister, Nasser Judah.
On his side, Judah told Clinton that the confidence building measures the US is seeking between the Arabs States and Israel cannot bring about a solution to the conflict especially under the current Israeli policies.
On Sunday, Israel evicted two Palestinian families in East Jerusalem after its Supreme Court decided that the properties in question belong to Jews, and that the Palestinians were illegally living there.
In other Israeli political news, Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who is facing corruption charges, stated during a Monday meeting with U.S. Congressmen, that Israel is willing to open direct and immediate talks with Syria without any preconditions.
He said that a peace deal between Israel and Syria must be based on the same model of the peace deal signed between Jordan and Israel.
Clinton calls Israel's eviction of Jerusalem families "regrettable"
Published today (updated) 04/08/2009 12:09
Bethlehem – Ma’an –
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned on Monday Israel’s
expulsion of two Palestinian families from their homes in East
Jerusalem, although later and in softer terms than her European
Fayyad: Jerusalem evictions threaten chances of renewed peace talks
Published yesterday (updated) 04/08/2009 11:10 Salam Fayyad [MaanImages] Ramallah – Ma’an –
Israel’s policies are demolishing any hope of returning to the peace
process, caretaker Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Monday.
Israeli Occupation Forces Kidnap 13 Palestinians Overnight
Published today (updated) 04/08/2009 11:20
Bethlehem – Ma’an/Agencies –
Israeli soldiers seized 13 Palestinians from their West Bank homes
during overnight raids, according to Israeli figures.
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