Fayyad: Peace deal failures are playing into Egypt unrest

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 3, 2011 18:34

PARIS — Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Thursday during a visit to Paris that he thinks the failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is playing into the unrest in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Fayyad said he thinks protesters' complaints stem partly from the internal situations in countries hit by unrest, but also from "a frustration, a desperation because of the failure of efforts to solve the Palestinian problem."

He also said he wants to respect the choices of the Egyptian people and not make many comments on the ten days of unprecedented street protests aimed at pushing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power.


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