New intensive Palestinian- Israeli negotiations start tomorrow
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 1/20/2001
The city of Nablus and surrounding areas witnessed massive demonstrations in which the Palestinians chanted slogans rejecting the occupation and its practices and stressed commitment to national rights.
Meantime, two Palestinians were seriously wounded by the bullets of the Palestinians and the Israeli settlers during the continued aggressions against the Palestinians.
News reports said the Israeli forces opened fire on the cars of the Palestinians on the roads of Rafah, Khan Younis and Gaza, while the Israelis were opening fire on the Palestinian houses adjoining the settlements of Kfar Daroum, Ghoushe Kativ and Natsareim.
In the West Bank the Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians near " Ofer and Shamroun" settlements and after that it carried out vast detention campaigns in Qalindia, Shaafat camp near Jerusalem and near Mardah village covered tens of palestinian youths under the accusation of taking part in the Intifada.
The Israeli army established a new military position at the entrance of Salem village, Nablus and prevented the people of the village from going out or coming in.
Meanwhile, the Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak renewed his stances in rejecting international legitimacy resolution pertaining to Jerusalem, the return back of the Palestinian refugees and the withdrawal from the occupied Arab lands. He said that " Jerusalem will stay under the Israeli control and he will not sign an agreement that permits the Palestinian control on al-Aqsa mosque."
Nevertheless, the Israeli foreign minister Shloumo Bin Ami has expressed his hope over the possibility of reaching a final agreement with the Palestinians. He added that Israel and the Palestinian Authority are close to this agreement more than any time ago and that this agreements includes great achievements for Israel especially in the question of refusing the right of return for the Palestinians and continued Israeli settlement.
Bin Ami, on the other hand, expressed his support to the idea of sharing and dividing jobs and authorities between Israel and the Palestinians but without dividing the city geographically.
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