Sunday, Aug. 02
Latest News
  1. Kerry pledges support for Egypt in Cairo talks
  2. UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'
  3. Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'
  4. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  5. Exiled Yemen PM makes symbolic Aden visit to lead restoration
  6. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  7. Iraqi Kurdistan leadership says PKK should leave
  8. Kerry lands in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour
  9. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  10. Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'
  11. Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  12. Airport source: Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  13. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  14. Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, 'corrupt' leaders
  15. Report: Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes
  16. Iraqi Kurdistan urges Turkey to halt PKK bombardment
  17. Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
  18. Five Libyan troops killed, 18 missing after 'IS attack'
  19. 'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills 9 in Yemen
  20. Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base

Official: Israeli talk of West Bank collapse 'wishful thinking'

Jan. 2, 2013 5:07 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 3, 2013 1:37 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The spokesman of the PA security forces Adnan Dimeiri on Wednesday accused Israeli officials of engaging in "wishful thinking" in their warnings that the West Bank government and security situation is on the brink of collapse.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday sounded a note of defiance after President Shimon Peres urged haste in negotiating peace with the PLO. "Every intelligent person knows that Hamas could take over the Palestinian Authority," Netanyahu warned.

Dimeri responded that taken with Israeli raids on Palestinian Authority areas, settlement-building and seizure of Palestinian tax funds, the comments represent the Israeli government's wish that the government collapse.

"I think that Israelis are talking to the whole world about their hopes for chaos to take over the West Bank, and that they’re telling the world that the PA isn’t able to control the situations in the Palestinian territory as if this is reality," Dimeiri said.

Recent demonstrations in the West Bank is just the practise freedom of speech, which Israel sees as a threat, thus claiming it represents a return to militant activity, he argued. The security services are in full control of the West Bank, he assured.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015