|Western Bias Towards Israeli Stance Criticised |
Western Bias Towards Israeli Stance Criticised
Abu Dhabi, UAE -- June 9, 2001 (WAM) -- A UAE Arabic newspaper today commented on the western pressure on the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the absence of any Arab and Islamic support to the Palestinian stance.
Commenting editorially on the issue, the Dubai-based "Al Bayan" said: "The United States of America has sent a large number of its diplomats to the region for marketing a security system plan aimed at putting an end to the confrontation in the Palestinian territories and the necessity of aborting the Palestinian uprising to pave the way for resumption of peace talks."
At the same time, Israel is showing signs of Sharon's arrogance and his military force against the Palestinian stones.
The Israeli government held a minimised security meeting prior to the security meeting under the auspices of the US, just to wave the stick for Arafat and to practice pressure on him to accept the US presentation, otherwise the alternative is the military option which gets the green light from the Bush administration.
After the meetings of George Tent, the US CIA Chief separately with Arafat and Sharon last night, that have resulted in an agreement to hold a meeting in Ramallah, the French Department of State announced that the US and European initiatives are proceeding in the same direction, the paper said. Arafat, who attended a meeting of Palestinian leadership welcomed the cease-fire initiative, but he stressed on the necessity of putting an end to the continuous Israeli aggression against the unarmed Palestinians, the paper pointed out. "The Palestinian street which was burnt by the fire of the blockade refuses the manoeuvres aimed at dispersing the firm Palestinian stand and creation of differences among the Palestinian factions who have paid a high-price to regain their rights", the paper said. "The Palestinian leader is in a critical position as he is now in the jaws of Sharon and Western pressure in the absence of any clear Arab support that could make him continue the struggle and resistance," the paper concluded. WAM/OA-VV