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Carter: Gaza Palestinians treated like animals

June 17, 2009

Brisbane Courier Mail – Carter: Gaza Palestinians treated like animals

FORMER US president Jimmy Carter today met Hamas leader Ismail Haniya in the Gaza Strip, where he called for a lifting of Israel’s blockade, saying Palestinians are being treated “like animals”.

Following the talks, Mr Carter called for an end of “all violence” against both Israelis and Palestinians. “This is holy land for us all and my hope is that we can have peace… all of us are children of Abraham,” he said at with Mr Haniya, prime minister of the Hamas government in the Palestinian enclave.

Mr Haniya in turn said Hamas supported the creation of a Palestinian state in the territories Israel has occupied since the 1967 Six-Day war. While Hamas has made similar statements in the past, it has more often insisted that the future state should encompass not only the West Bank and the Gaza Strip but also all of Israel. “If there is a real plan to resolve the
Palestinian question on the basis of the creation of a Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967 and with full sovereignty, we are in favour of it,” Mr Haniya said.

He also praised US President Barack Obama’s June 4 speech in Cairo to the Muslim world. “We saw a new tone, a new language and a new spirit in the official US rhetoric,” he said.
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