Tue, Aug 3, 2004 at 8:21:23 pm
In the latest sign of serious schism between the Palestinian intifada industry and their Arab World enablers, Jordan’s King Abdullah has harshly criticized the Palestinian leadership—and Arafat’s puppet is seething: Angry Palestinian PM rejects criticism from Jordan’s king.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) - Palestinian premier Ahmed Qorei angrily denounced accusations by Jordan’s King Abdullah II that his government was shifting its demands and vowed to send a team to Amman for an explanation.
The king said in a television interview that more clarity was needed from the Palestinian leadership over its demands, both in terms of land and rights for refugees, in the peace process with the Israelis.
“We want the Palestinian leadership to declare clearly what it wants and not surprise us every now and then with some decisions or by accepting things that it did not accept before,” he told the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite news channel.
“In the beginning, the issue was about the return of 98 percent of occupied Palestinian territories, then it became about less than 50 percent of this land and we don’t know what the percentage will be in a year or two.
“As for the (Palestinian) refugees, the issue was about return and compensation, then it became about the return of a small percentage of them.”
This exchange makes more sense if you understand that Abdullah would rather shove red-hot knitting needles into his eyes than allow several million Palestinian “refugees” to enter his country.