MK Sarsour slams PA for not winning release of Israeli-Arab prisoners

August 12, 2013 12:20


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MK Ibrahim Sarsour (United Arab List/Ta'al) slammed the Palestinian Authority on Monday for its failure to ensure the inclusion of Israeli-Arabs among the first batch of 26 prisoners being released by Israel prior to peace talks this week.

Sarsour said that Israel should not be allowed to dictate the identity of those prisoners being released. He referred to the PA as "a group of losers who do not deserve the honor to represent the Palestinian cause."

He questioned how the PA could enter into negotiations with Israel the day after Jerusalem announced the advancement of settlement plans in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Sarsour contended that the Palestinian Authority had "lost the battle before it starts," by accepting Israel's conditions for negotiations.

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