The Popular Front For The Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP)
2009 / 9 / 25
Obama s statements and actions serve only U.S.-Israeli interests
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said, in response to U.S. President Barack Obama s statements at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, that the U.S. position serves only U.S/Israeli interests and the ongoing strategic alliance between the major imperialist power and its Zionist colonial project partner.
By demanding that Palestinians engage in futile negotiations with the occupation state while the fascist Netanyahu regime continues its settlement project without even a freeze, the PFLP said on September 24, 2009, Obama s position reveals the U.S. support for Netanyahu s position and his extremism, racism and colonization, as it serves U.S./Israeli strategic interests, as the U.S. and Israel prepare for joint military exercises meant to intimidate the people of the region, raise tensions and instability and demonstrate strategic/military superiority of the occupation state.
Furthermore, the PFLP called upon Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO leadership to respect decisions of the PLO Executive Committee and the interests of the Palestinian people and refuse meetings with representatives of the occupation regime which plunders our land, violates our human rights, tramples on international law and resolutions, ignores global public opinion and legality and refuses to end the occupation, siege and aggression. Instead, the Front called for the occupation state to be isolated and called upon all who claim to represent the Palestinian people to take the lead in isolating the criminal state, rather than engaging in meetings and so-called "negotiations" with its representatives.
The Front said that Palestinian national interests require the first priority to be restoration of national unity, ending the division through comprehensive national dialogue, in order to confront the occupier and secure our national rights, including independence, the right to return, and self-determination. It stressed that disunity helps to provide an environment that promotes the occupier s projects and plans to liquidate the Palestinian cause.
Comrade Jamil Mizher, member of the Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, described the tripartite meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Zionist occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama as serving only U.S./Israeli interests, describing the meeting as an "escape valve for the pressures on the occupation government after the release of the UN report accusing Israel of war crimes against the Palestinian people during its recent aggression on Gaza."
Comrade Mizher, speaking on September 23, 2009 to Al-Alam News, said that the meeting is a "free gift" to the fascist Netanyahu regime, while it is subject to widespread international criticism due to its war crimes in Gaza and its ongoing settlement and Zionization project. He said that the meeting completely ignores the interests, concerns and opinions of the Palestinian people and instead shows that the Palestinian representatives in the PA are more concerned with the demands of the United States. Comrade Mizher stressed that a return to so-called "negotiations" with the Netanyahu regime is unacceptable, as the entire so-called "peace process" has achieved nothing for the Palestinian people at the level of national rights.
He called upon all Palestinian forces to review and reject the policy of Oslo and the "peace process" and instead build a new political strategy based on adherence to national principles and national rights, rather than on futile "negotiations" with the criminal Israeli state.