The two Asian giants have ignored Israeli warnings and expressed support for the Hamas-Fatah unity government.
“India’s Hindu nationalists — who recently formed a government there — are generally supportive of Israel’s status as a Jewish state and laud Israeli nationalism. The Narendra Modi government’s willingness to immediately issue a statement in support of the Palestinian unity government was thus unexpected. “
Ankit Panda | The Diplomat | June 04, 2014:: India and China have issued statements of support for the new Palestinian unity government which comprises the rival factions of Hamas and Fatah. The announcements from both countries came a day after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a cabinet. The unity government is controversial because Hamas is regarded as a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.
Hamas is an Islamist group and does not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Fatah meanwhile focuses primarily on Palestinian nationalism within a secular framework. The two groups had been engaged in conflict for years but recently reconciled in April 2014. Accordingly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lobbied world powers to refrain from recognizing the new Palestinian unity government.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement welcoming the new Palestinian unity government on June 3. ”We believe Palestine’s internal reconciliation will strengthen the solidarity of the Palestinian people, and promote the founding of an independent state for Palestinians and peaceful coexistence between Palestine and Israel,” said foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei, according to Xinhua. “China believes peaceful negotiation is the only way to realize Palestine-Israel peace,” he added. The Chinese foreign ministry additionally called for the international community to support a negotiated solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
On Tuesday, India too welcomed the new unity government. According to the Press Trust of India, the Indian government expressed hope that the new Palestinian government ”would be able to resume talks with Israel in a pragmatic and constructive spirit to find a mutually acceptable political solution to the decades-old issue.”
”India supports the formation of the Unity Government of Fatah and Hamas, led by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah,” a Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson reportedly said. “This is in keeping with India’s stance of supporting the reconciliation efforts between the West Bank and Gaza, key to a sustainable Palestinian State.” The Indian ministry also clarified that it expected the unity government to uphold the Palestinian Authority’s prior obligations from earlier peace talks, stating that ”India has consistently supported a peaceful and negotiated solution between Palestine and Israel, resulting in a sovereign, independent, viable and united State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side and at peace with Israel, within secured and recognized borders.”
It remains to be seen how Israel’s Likud government will react to the statements of support from India and China for the unity government. “I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to rush to recognize a Palestinian government which has Hamas as part of it and which is dependent on Hamas,” Netanyahu told his cabinet. Still, Israel has important relations with both India and China. India and Israel cooperate on defense and security matters. Additionally, India’s Hindu nationalists — who recently formed a government there — are generally supportive of Israel’s status as a Jewish state and laud Israeli nationalism. The Narendra Modi government’s willingness to immediately issue a statement in support of the Palestinian unity government was thus unexpected. China also has developed its relations with Israel considerably since the two states established diplomatic relations in 1992. The two countries have a burgeoning economic partnership and Israel exports military technology to China.
WARNING ! WARNING!! WARNING !!! HINDU EXISTENCE FORUM DIRECTLY OPPOSE THIS FATAL MOVE OF NARENDRA MODI GOVT TO SUPPORT HAMAS VIA PALESTINE, IF IT IS TRUE. BE CAREFUL THAT THE JIHADIS ARE ALWAYS AGAINST THE PEACE.
INDIAN ORIGIN MUSLIMS IN UK DEMAND SHARIA LAW IN INDIA ,WARN HINDUS!!
London (UK) | Source-Frequency Dot Com | 07 June 2014:: Muslims of Indian Origin Protest in London In front of Indian Embassy against Narendra Modi and Hindus and demand for implementation of Sharia Law in India.
Hindus are warned of dire consequences if they try to disrespect Muslims and also protestors call for Khilafat and unity of Muslims all around the world. Also ask all Hindus to convert to Islam and abide by laws of Quran.
Protestors demand India to move out of Kashmir and should be handed over to Pakistan .
Protestors warn Modi and BJP govt in India and also tell Hindus are cowards who will be put to end in few years.
It is believed that ‘Palestine Authority’, ‘HAMAS’ and ‘Sharia for Hind Project’ have sponsored this Jehadi Protest against Narendra Modi, BJP and Indian Hindus. (Courtesy: Frequency dot com).
Related: EGYPT SAYS NO TO HAMAS:: CAIRO SCENE.
Hamas Looms Over Latest Israel-U.S. Dispute:: New York Times.
U.S. Funding for Hamas?:: Wall Street Journal.
Palestine: The End of Peace:: The Jerusalem Post.
India, China and Turkey endorse Palestinian unity government: Haaretz.Com.
U.S. Says it Will Work With, Fund Hamas-Fatah Unity Government: Algemeiner.
Courtesy: The Diplomat | Cairo Scene | NYT | WSJ | TJF | TJP | Haaretz | Algemeiner.