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War criminal Netanyahu allied with U.S. envoy George Mitchell against Palestinian cause

By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Comrade Mizher: War criminal Netanyahu allied with U.S. envoy Mitchell against Palestinian cause

Comrade Jamil Mizher, member of the Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, denounced efforts by the U.S. administration to force Palestinians into direct negotiations while Israel continues its war crimes, settlements, siege and occupation unhindered. Comrade Mizher noted that the visit of U.S. envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is aimed at pressuring Palestinians to accept direct negotiations with the occupation regime.

In an interview with Al-Alam television on July 18, 2010, Comrade Mizher said that the war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu, whose hands are stained with the blood of the children, women and elders of Palestine, should be unwelcome in every country and every international forum, saying that he should be arrested and brought before an international tribunal, and the occupation state represented by him and his fellow war criminals isolated, not welcomed into meetings in Arab capitals. Netanyahu traveled to Egypt and met there wth Mitchell. Comrade Mizher emphasized that the Arab people support Palestine and reject Netanyahu and the entire Zionist presence in the Arab world, and demanded that Arab states end relations and normalization with the occupation regime and its criminal leaders.

Comrade Mizher noted that these meetings only prove the U.S. government's strategic alliance with the occupation and make clear that no one should rely on U.S. promises or assurances. He stressed that a united Palestinian front, rejecting pressure, upholding national rights and ending the internal division, was necessary to confront such schemes to undermine the Palestinian cause and liquidate Palestinian rights.

He said that any attempt to raise the issue of the “two-state solution” is false, and only harms the rights of our people. He emphasized that the Front does not believe in this “solution” – it believes that the interim goal is to establish a Palestinian state in all of the West Bank and Gaza, with Jerusalem as its capital, while simultaneously implementing the full right of return of Palestinian refugees to their original homes and lands. He emphasized that the right of return is the bridge between this interim goal and the only real solution – of liberating all of Palestine and establishing one democratic Palestine.

Comrade Mizher said that rather than relying on the U.S., it is necessary to rely on the Palestinian people and their ability to resist steadfastly in all circumstances; he said that it is also urgent to end the course of so-called “negotiations” and instead rely on a national strategy that firmly upholds national principles and the Palestinian resistance.

He demanded that Arab countries act in the interests of the Arab people and reject these U.S. and Israeli attempts to force so-called direct negotiations, withdraw the Arab initiative, and support the Palestinian people against the crimes of the occupation.

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