Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniya, voiced Monday regret over the U.S administration shunning of the Palestinian unity government, considering such an attitude ‘a failure’.
Speaking in a cabinet meeting, Haniya believed that Washington should realize the fact that the Palestinian people are sharing one political agenda under a unity government.
Haniya considered shunning by the American administration of a Palestinian unity government ‘unjustified’, as this government’s platform allows broader flexibility and adopts diversity; therefore, the international community should support it, maintained Haniya.
The Palestinian PM emphasized that talks on national unity government are progressive in a positive atmosphere and that the first and foremost of its priories will be lifting the siege being imposed on the Palestinian people.
Haniya warned also warned of the ongoing Israeli digging around the Al-Aqsa mosque of Jerusalem, saying such works are aimed at obliterating Islamic features of such a holy city, including the Al-Aqsa mosque, third Muslim holiest place.
On Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert and U.S Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, held a summit in west Jerusalem to discuss possible means of reviving the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
Many commentators believe the summit failed to achieve its objectives for neither Washington, nor Tel-Aviv has yet formulated a clear-cut stance towards the Palestinian unity government.