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PA MP: Quartet “adopted the Israeli narrative” when it described “Palestinian resistance as terror” in report

Headline: “Barghouti: Our people and its national movement are in need of the formation of a new national plan”
     “[Palestinian Member of Parliament and] Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement Dr. Mustafa Barghouti said… in a video conference from his residence in Gaza during the forum held by the Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies – Masarat at its headquarters in Ramallah… that ‘The Israeli policy seeks to both spread and establish the Israeli narrative, even among friends of the Palestinian people. The most obvious example of this is what appeared in the Quartet report (i.e., Middle East Quartet: US, EU, Russia, UN), which completely adopted the Israeli narrative, not only by making a comparison between the sides, but what is worse – by placing the responsibility for the occupation on us and describing the Palestinian resistance as terror.’”

Quartet report, July 1, 2016 – A report in which the Quartet (US, EU, Russia, and UN) reiterated its position that “a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to achieve an enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation that began in 1967, and resolves all permanent status issues.” The Quartet expressed its concern "that continuing on the current course will make this prospect increasingly remote," and listed – in this order - the three "trends" it believes are causing the failure of the peace process:
1. Palestinian violence, terror attacks against Israeli civilians, and incitement to violence
2. Israeli settlement and denial of Palestinian development
3. Hamas arms build-up and military activity, the PA’s lack of control of the Gaza Strip, and the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip
The Quartet also gave a number of recommendations.