Al Jazeera: Palestinians reject Quartet demands
Posted by uscsjp on March 22, 2007
Representatives of the new Palestinian unity government have said they will reject the Middle East Quartet’s offer to reinstate direct aid in return for a renunciation of violence and recognition of Israel.
The Quartet’s statement “reflects an evolution of its positions, [but] this remains insufficient,” Nabil Abu Rudeina, a spokesman the Palestinian presidency, said on Thursday.
“We have to work immediately toward the application of the roadmap and the Arab peace initiative” [emphasis added] …
Despite the Quartet’s outwardly unified response to the new government, several European states have already taken steps to restore ties with the Palestinians. (full story)