December 24, 2005

Dishonest brokers

This is how Al-Jazeera.com (no relation of the Qatar based tv station apparently) describes the US and EU in their approach to the Palestinian "Authority" elections.
On December 19, the EU’s foreign policy Chief Javier Solana stated, “All the political parties have the right to be part of the elections, but there is a certain code of conduct that has to be accepted by everybody.” He continued, “It's very difficult that parties who do not condemn violence ... can be partners for the future.” Solana later warned that if the Palestinian Authority (PA) let Hamas run in the parliamentary elections, the EU could cut tens of millions of dollars of funding to the PA.
The article goes on to ask why the condemnation is restricted to Hamas and not extended to the occupiers.

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