Presidency: Palestinian prisoners are a red line

RAMALLAH, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas, said today that the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention are a red line, and that there will be no peace or stability without their release.

Meantime, Abu Rudeineh affirmed that all Israeli settlements are illegal, and are a violation of all international resolutions and laws related to the Palestinian issue, the latest of which was Resolution No. 2334, which affirmed the illegitimacy of the Israeli settlements in all the Palestinian territories.

Abu Rudeineh added that “the Israeli policy of imposing a fait accompli that the occupation government is trying to impose on our Palestinian people is loomed to failure,” and that “there will be no legitimacy for any Israeli settlement established on Palestinian land.”

“Peace and stability require adherence to the resolutions of international legitimacy and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital,” said Abu Rudeineh.

“Israel’s continued violation of Palestinian rights and defiance of international legitimacy will not lead to any peace, but rather will contribute to the continuation of tension and instability in the region.”

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency