Palestinians plan bloodshed - Israeli FM

2011-08-07 17:22

Jerusalem - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday claimed that the Palestinians were planning "bloodshed" for September as they push for UN recognition of an independent state.

"It is clear that the Palestinian Authority is preparing bloodshed and violence the like of which we have never seen," Lieberman told reporters at a briefing in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

The hard line foreign minister provided no evidence to back his claim, but suggested the Palestinians could organise marches to coincide with the UN General Assembly in September.

"It is clear that marches by thousands have one aim, to drag the international community into the Israeli-Arab conflict and to circumvent direct negotiations so that a solution is imposed by the international community," Lieberman said, speaking in Hebrew.

Lieberman said he would ask ministerial colleagues to back him in seeking to sever co-operation with the Palestinian Authority, the administration of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas.

"It is time [for them] to understand that there is a price," Lieberman said.

"We should respond not only with words but with actions."

Foment violence

But Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki denied any violent intent on the Palestinian side and accused Lieberman of seeking to foment unrest.

"The Palestinians don't need this kind of incitement just because they're asking for their rights," he told AFP.

"We believe one hundred percent that any kind of violence will reflect negatively against our demands," he said.

The Palestinian leadership has drawn up a plan to approach the United Nations in September seeking membership for a state on the lines that existed before the 1967 Six Day war, including the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem.

The plan is firmly opposed by Israel and the United States, which has threatened to veto the membership attempt at the Security Council.

Israel insists that only direct negotiations can achieve a durable peace between the sides.

The Palestinians say their initiative does not contradict the possibility of new talks, but insist that they will not return to negotiations without any Israeli settlement freeze and a clear framework for new discussions.

  • Deset Rat - 2011-08-07 18:02

    Am I surprised? Isn't their aim to blow Israel off the map so they will have more space to breed and live in poverty?

      Jaimo - 2011-08-07 18:40

      Oh Israel: Do not be intimidated with their threats based on a LIE! Israel is your sovereign land - defend it decisively - God, Jehovah Elohim will be with you! "No weapon formed against you will prosper, and any tongue that rises in accusation; YOU MUST REFUTE (cast down / reject / nullify). This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of me; says the Lord" "Though they come at you in one direction, they will FLEE IN SEVEN!"

      Crazy88s - 2011-08-07 21:17

      @GonnyVonYuri Please don't quote the Koran out of context. To understand the verse 5:51 see To understand the verse 9:29 see

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-08-07 21:23

      Crazy88s -the koran is quite clear - why do i need some mortal to give me his interpretation when the "messenger of god" has made it VERY clear!

      Crazy88s - 2011-08-07 21:58

      GonnyVonYuri, if its so clear, why did you change the word "allies" to "friends" in your quote? Are you trying to infer that the verse should be read in context of everyday life and not the politics of the situation in which it was revealed? How about having a proper debate instead of resorting to sarcastic replies.

      Zee - 2011-08-08 07:54

      Gonny = Goebbels. No difference whatsoever.

  • WATCHMAN - 2011-08-07 18:40

    Israel is a sovereign state given to the Jewish nation by God / Yaweh / Jehovah. Israel is the only country on earth given a title deed by God Almighty, who is our sovereign Lord Jesus Christ. God said it and that seals it! God's word says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." Zec 12:3. So there if you mess with Israel in deed and in word don't expect to not get whacked! If you study the history of the land, the Palestinians were never there, only in very few numbers. The Jews did not steal the land. They were given the right to go back to their homeland as a nation and given the right to govern it again by a unanimous vote of the United Nations with Britain abstaining. This all happened in one day as the Prophets foretold. Isa 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

      j4truth - 2011-08-07 18:49

      YES! you mess with Israel - you'll be toast!

      Crazy88s - 2011-08-07 21:21

      So now the Palestinians want to follow the same route via the UN and it is such a big issue.

      GonnyVonYuri - 2011-08-07 21:29

      Crazy88s - if they were peaceful people it would be fine - but they voted into power a group that kills INNOCENT people - even people who want to help them like journalists have been beheaded and killed! Like Vittorio Arrigoni ...who was kidnapped in gaza and murdered - you cant negotiate with people who want to murder and who do not really want peace!

      Crazy88s - 2011-08-07 22:46

      GonnyVonYuri, has the Iraeli army never killed any INNOCENT civalians? Check for casualties as of 31 May 2011. I'm sure you'll notice that if this a competition for Israel, they are well in the lead!

      daaivark - 2011-08-08 09:13

      This land given by God stance is just such rubbish. You bunch of fanatics on both sides of the divide are out of your minds. Each culture has it's set of fables it chooses to embrace. No one set is any better to any other, and they remain fables. To go around preaching bloodshed and mayhem based on such absurd assumptions is just plain belligerent.

  • Crazy88s - 2011-08-07 21:25

    "It is clear that marches by thousands have one aim, to drag the international community into the Israeli-Arab conflict and to circumvent direct negotiations so that a solution is imposed by the international community," Is this not what happened in 1948? The international community giving birth to the State of Israel? 2011 will be the the year the UN gives recognition to the State of Palestine.

      Adam - 2011-08-07 21:35

      no that isnt actually what happend in 1948... israel fought off and defeated egypt, syria, jordan and lebanon(with zero help from the american i may add) and that under international law makes the land theres. if i knew you i would take that bet... u really dont know whats going on do you

      Crazy88s - 2011-08-07 22:13

      Adam, apparantly you the one that doesn't really know what going on? The 1948 Arab-Israeli War started AFTER the 14th May 1948 when the Jewish Agency proclaimed independence 1 day before the expiration of the British Palestine mandate naming Israel as a state.

      Jaimo - 2011-08-08 07:30

      Israel, against all odds: being stripped of weapons by the British and being attacked by 5 Arab nations (some of which had British officers and British weaponry) WON A PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE WAR! The Arabs ATTACKED Israel DEFENDED and Won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now the Arabs have bitter sour grapes - go home (including 'Palestinians')to your vast Arab state given to you by the British!!! COWARDS

      kubs - 2011-08-08 08:07

      Crap!..International law states that no land can be won by war and the occupying nation cannot move their citizens to the land.. Israel is clearly breaking these 2 laws and have done so for decades..that is the reason for world outrage at their actions..ok so now I have proved that the Israel occupation is illegal, then on cue the pro isael lunatics will say oh well the land was given to the jews by the man in the sky..crap!

      j4truth - 2011-08-08 08:45

      Tripe! The land was already given 1n 1917 and officiated in 1922!!! It was only the British fumbling and bumbling that prolonged the full Jewish migration BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL BIBLE / TORAH LAND. THIS IS HISTORY!!!! You are a jehad / Al Jezera puppet and are believing LIES! Palestinians only used that name since 1966 and were migrant labourers from Egypt, Jordan and Syria, - and should go back to the VARST Arab lands!

      daaivark - 2011-08-08 09:15

      j4truth. Is it safe to assume that the "j" in youir name refers to Jesus? If so, how ironic can you get, as your utterances are about as far from the love preached by Jesus as it is possible to go.

      j4truth - 2011-08-08 09:58

      @daaivark. Answer is no. (Which reveals your deception!) 2nd: If I were to use j for Jesus - it would have been a capital letter J; for He is the KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords!! 3rd: Consider the Love (goodness)AND Severity of God (His love is in sinc with His Truth and Authority!)

      daaivark - 2011-08-08 10:09

      Thanks for the enlightening explanation, j4. Doesn't make your position any less disgusting though.

  • j4truth - 2011-08-08 08:58

    The British are indirectly responsible for the massacre of Jews by Hitler for not giving Jews passage to Israel in the 1920-30s!!!!!!!!!!! The British caused the so called 'Palestinian' problem! The British lost 'their empire' through this! Those that mess with Israel - WILL LOOZE!!

      Zee - 2011-08-08 09:40

      Ok let's assume your hypothesis above is in some way even remotely true, why then are you Zionists punishing Palestinians for the so called crimes of the British? Why is Israel such good buddies with the UK if what you say above is true? Ps. Lern2spel.

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