Dec 12 2009
The Palestinian (TERRORIST) Authority has been negotiating an understanding with the Obama administration regarding a Palestinian threat to unilaterally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel.
According to a senior PA official, the PA’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, headed a team that held a series of meetings the past few weeks with members of the Obama administration in Washington to discuss the U.S. response should the Palestinians bring to the U.N. Security Council a resolution to unilaterally create a Palestinian state. “The U.S. position is less restrained than it appears in the media,” said the PA official, referring to media claims the U.S. would veto any such resolution.
The PA official told WND the Obama administration did not threaten to veto the conceptual unilateral resolution, which had been threatened by the Palestinians last month. The official also said the U.S. supports the creation of a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, meaning in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem.
Ahmed Qurei, former PA prime minister and member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization executive committee, said the PA “reached an understanding with important elements within the (Obama) administration” to possibly bring to the resolution to the U.N. Security Council. Asked to which “elements” he was referring, Qurei would only say they were from the Obama administration.
A top PA negotiator, speaking on condition of anonymity, named the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice (pro-terrorist) and National Security Council member Samantha Power (who has mentioned wanting to put US troops in Israel to protect the Palestinians) as among the Obama administration officials who were involved with the Palestinians’ U.N. threat.
“The U.S. told us that they prefer a negotiated settlement with Israel, but if we (Palestinians) insist on a resolution, the Americans will not necessarily reject it,” the PA negotiator said.
U.S. supporting Palestinian land grab
While the Obama administration has long called for a halt to Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, it is “totally supporting” the building of official Palestinian institutions in those same areas as well as the strategic West Bank. According to the 1993 Oslo Accords, territories defined as area A are entirely administered and controlled by the Palestinians; area B is administered by the PA but controlled by Israel; whereas area C, including eastern Jerusalem, is supposed to be entirely administered and controlled by Israel.
In defiance of the accords, the Palestinians in recent months have opened up official institutions, including PA ministry offices, in area C. A WND investigation previously determined the U.S. has been aiding the Palestinians in developing infrastructure in eastern Jerusalem, including on property legally owned by Jews. A tour of the Jerusalem neighborhoods found some surprising developments. Official PA logos and placards abound, including one glaring red street sign at the entrance to the neighborhoods warning Israelis to keep out.
The head of the largest mosque in the world, Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, says, “Arabs have no claim to the land of Israel and that to demand that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount belong to them is to deny the teachings of the Bible AND the Qur’an.”
Another official sign, in Kfar Akeb in Jerusalem, reads in English, “Ramallah-Jerusalem Road. This project is a gift from the American people to the Palestinian people in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority and PECDAR.”
Ziliani said the PA holds regular official meetings in Jerusalem in anticipation of a future Palestinian state encompassing all of eastern Jerusalem.”Our political program, as Fatah, dictates there will be no Palestinian state if these areas – all of east Jerusalem – are not included,” Ziliani told WND.
According to Israeli law, the PA cannot officially meet in Jerusalem. The PA previously maintained a de facto headquarters in Jerusalem, called Orient House, but the building was closed by Israel in 2001 following a series of suicide bombings in Jerusalem. Israel said it had information indicating the House was used to plan and fund terrorism. Thousands of documents and copies of bank certificates and checks captured by Israel from Orient House showed the offices were used to finance terrorism, including direct payments to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group. WND