Erekat: Lieberman's ideas are recipe for bloodshed

November 18, 2006 12:58

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Saturday that Israel Beitenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman is stuck in the past and that his ideas "are a recipe for the continuation of bloodshed, violence, extremism and hatred between the two sides." Erekat was responding to an interview Lieberman gave to Israel Radio in which he said it is his belief that the Palestinians are not interested in setting up their own state, but rather in destroying Israel. Lieberman urged Israel to walk away from interim peace deals, the so-called Oslo Accords, and from the US-backed "road map" plan, which envisions the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel in several stages, he said. "A continuation of Oslo, of the road map ... will lead us to another round of conflict, a much more bloody round, and in the end to an even deeper deadlock, and it threatens our future," he said.

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