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Palestine PM Qurei: Meeting with Sharon Unlikely


Premier Qurei Says Meeting with Sharon Unlikely

RAMALLAH, Palestine -- Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmad Qurei, confirmed Saturday that a summit meeting with his Israeli counterpart Ariel Sharon is unexpected in the aftermath of Israeli warplanes assassination of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, founder and spiritual leader of Hamas last Monday.

“ the one, referring to Sharon, who assassinated Yassin , is apparently uninterested in such a meeting”, Qurei told reporters, on the sideline of the inauguration ceremony of the Palestinian National Institute for Management in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

PM Qurei believed that the key to stability in the Middle East region is the solution of the Palestinian question, as this question affects the whole region from ‘Pakistan to Morocco’.

Asked about the continued Israeli building of its Apartheid Wall around and through the West Bank, the Palestinian premier, said “we appealed to the international community including the United Nations, a matter that helped submitting the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)”

Commenting on American congressmen appeal to President Bush to help tear down Berlin Wall (Israel’s Apartheid Wall in West Bank), Qurei welcomed such a step, regarding it a positive step, as the wall is an obstacle on the path of stability in the region.

Israeli warplanes, struck on Monday the wheelchair of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin in Gaza last Monday, tearing apart Yassin’s body along with eight others’, and wounding several Palestinians, under the direct supervision of Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon.


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