Saturday, April 10, 2010

US lip service: denounces PA incitement

From a US dept of State Daily Press Briefing in Washington, DC, April 8, 2010, by Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary:

...Regarding the Middle East, we are disturbed by comments of Palestinian Authority officials regarding reconstruction and refurbishing of Jewish sites in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Remarks by the Palestinian ministry of information denying Jewish heritage in and links to Jerusalem undermine the trust and confidence needed for substantive and productive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

We also strongly condemn the glorification of terrorists honoring terrorists who have murdered innocent civilians either by official statements or by the dedication of public places hurts peace efforts and must end. We will continue to hold Palestinian leaders accountable for incitement....

The question what do the WORDS mean? Will US funding of the PA be made contingent on cessation of denial and incitement?
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