The Central Committee of the Fateh Movement of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that there can be no peace with Tel Aviv without an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital.The Central Committee held a meeting headed by Abbas, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, on Monday evening, and discussed the latest developments in the region, including Israel’s escalating violations.

Central Committee member and its spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated that the Palestinian people and their leadership reject any initiative or agreement that does not guarantee the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He added that the committee affirmed the important role of nonviolent, popular resistance, against Israel’s illegitimate settlements and its illegal Annexation Wall, and that establishing villages like al-Awda and Ein Hijla, in the northern plains of the West Bank, is part of ongoing nonviolent activities affirming the legitimate rights of the Palestinian in their homeland.

Abu Rodeina further stated that the committee affirmed its determination to achieve national unity, and end all internal divisions, and that the Hamas movement “is avoiding unity talks on core issues agreed upon in previous unity agreements”.

On Sunday, at midnight, Israeli soldiers stormed and evacuated the village of Al-Awda, or ‘The Return’, that was established by Palestinian activists in the Jordan Valley area, and is threatened with confiscation for the benefits of Israel’s illegal settlements.

The soldiers violently stormed the village that was erected by several activists, and removed it after assaulting several activists and detaining six of them.