[News] Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns - Palestinian Cabinet could soon be hand-picked by US

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Wed Sep 27 13:41:43 EDT 2006

Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns that Palestinian Cabinet could soon 
be hand-picked by US

(Gaza City) Bisan Hisham
Wednesday, 27 September 2006

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the media to 
expose the intentions of the United States administration. The 
patronage of the US to Israel is well known, but the Ministry said 
Wednesday that the common blockade has taken the siege to another 
level. Today's Ministry statement read, "The United States has once 
again opened its interventions in internal Palestinian relations."

The document continued, "Their desire is to cause a devastating 
impact on Palestinian reality, destroying sustainability. The 
attempts to undermine efforts to form a unity government based on the 
National Accord Document are glaring."

The United States began an immediate political and economic boycott 
when the Hamas party took office after being democratically elected 
early this year. Israel stopped paying owed taxes and both Israel and 
the US tried to force the Palestinian leadership to jump through more hoops.

Before Hamas, the Israelis would not deal with President Abbas. After 
Hamas, the Israelis would not deal with Hamas, only President Abbas. 
But the Israelis claimed Hamas was in the way of reaching Abbas. 
However Hamas invited the Israelis to deal with President Abbas; the 
same man the Israelis would not deal with before.

President Arafat suffered the same web, the so-called "generous 
offer," to give away the land, with the Israelis dishonoring every 
ruling, international law and United Nations resolution against it. 
Yet still the Israelis are seen widely as the victims of the people 
they occupy.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry statement continued, "What was said by 
the American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on betting on 
internal Palestinian divisions to form a government to respond to 
international pressure reflects the American-Israeli conspiracy 
against the people and the attempts to split the national unity and 
the internal factions."

The Ministry wrote, "Nothing is acceptable unless it bends to the 
American-Israeli will and if we do not stop this now, the Palestinian 
cabinet will be hand-picked by the White House in keeping with Rice's 
most blunt threats yet."

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