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PLC member weighs in on Gaza violence, Palestinian unity

Dec. 29, 2008 10:53 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 29, 2008 10:53 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Mustafa Al-Barghuthi, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative, demanded the Palestinian Authority "stand by the Palestinians affected by Israel's grotesque crimes" and to stop negotiations immediately.

He insisted that Israel that uses negotiations as a cover to its crimes and settlement expansion.

He demanded restoration of national unity immediately, since "it is the right response in these moments to the Israeli attacks."

He said that Israel is using the Palestinians as fuel for its election campaign. He noted that Israel is taking advantage of division to expand its attacks. Al-Barghuthi added that "it's now the time to put the Palestinian interests at the top of any other partisan interests."

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