Fayyad condemns deadly settlement attack

Fayyad condemns deadly settlement attack

 By Maan News Agency

14.03.2011
via Maan News Agency (click for orignal)
 
Fayyad said Palestinians reject violence regardless of the pretext
 
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Prime minister-designate Salam Fayyad said Saturday that his government rejects violence without exception and has always condemned extremism.
 
Asked whether he was referring to the killing of five Israelis in a West Bank settlement, Fayyad answered, “Yes. I am referring to what happened in Itamar settlement last night."
 
"An infant, two children and their parents were the victims, and as we have always rejected violence against our people, we reject it against others and we condemn it.”
 
Fayyad added, while inaugurating a new building for the Beit Jala municipal council, that violence could not be justified no matter what the pretext, goal or identity of the intended victim.