19 September, 2020

"Indo-Israel Ties Should Not Be At The Expense Of Palestinians"

Saddled with running a bankrupt Palestinian Authority, the Hamas PM faces pressure from the Israeli President's call for a referendum on the right of Israel to exist alongside Palestine.

"Indo-Israel Ties Should Not Be At The Expense Of Palestinians"
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Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyya is an embattled figure: the world doesn't want to talk to him nor provide financial assistance until his party, Hamas, recognises the right of Israel to exist. Saddled with running a bankrupt Palestinian Authority, he also faces pressure from President Mahmoud Abbas' call for a referendum on the right of Israel to exist alongside Palestine. Pinhas Inbari met Haniyya in Gaza. Excerpts from an interview:

What can be India's role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
India is close to our region, in the vicinity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Middle East in general. It is interested in the Palestinian people achieving their right to establish an independent state. The Indian representative in the Palestinian Authority was among the first ambassadors to visit me (after I became PM). He confirmed that India stands side by side with the Palestinian people in their attempt to achieve their rights. We welcome any role from outside the region...
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