36 Total Quotes

Saeb Erakat Quotes

Peace and security will not be derived through walls and through incursions and through assassination. It will only be attained through a meaningful peace process that will end the Israeli occupation and establish a Palestinian state next to the state of Israel.
Saeb Erakat
#Assassination

We will set as the loyal opposition in parliament.
Saeb Erakat
#Parliament

The international community continues to deal with Israel even though it is a state above the law.
Saeb Erakat
#Community

The least important issue today is my resignation. The real issue is the lives of Palestinians and Israelis, breaking the vicious cycle and reviving the peace process and putting it back on track.
Saeb Erakat
#Resignation

We discussed the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza which has come about because of the Israeli siege.
Saeb Erakat
#Catastrophe

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the bloody massacre that was committed in Gaza, and we urge the U.S. administration to condemn this vicious escalation and to stop this Israeli government from destroying any hope for peace and reconciliation.
Saeb Erakat
#Bloody

The Palestinian Authority will take every possible action if it proves that those behind this attack had anything to do, or were coming from, Palestinian areas. We don't condone the killing of civilians, either Palestinians or Israelis.
Saeb Erakat
#Action

President Bush speaks of a Palestinian state (with) the June 1967 borders. Sharon is repeating what he said a year ago, the old stuff, the broken record of a long-term interim solution, 40 percent of the West Bank and 70 percent of the Gaza Strip. This will not fly.
Saeb Erakat
#Borders

I believe what happened tonight is part of a plan, is part of what we are going to see is an escalation hitting towns and hitting the radio station,
Saeb Erakat
#Believe

And, once again, we reiterate, we don't condone the killings of Israeli civilians -- or Palestinian civilians for that matter.
Saeb Erakat
#Civilians

This will have serious negative repercussions. We call upon the quartet [ the United States, European Union, Russia and United Nations] to exert every possible effort in order to introduce the road map for peace.
Saeb Erakat
#Nations

I hope that Mr. Gold and Mr. Sharon will stop this broken record, assigning blame. Finger pointing will not save the lives of Israelis and Palestinians.
Saeb Erakat
#Gold

The fact is Israel is seizing this opportunity now and building this wall in order to confiscate land and to create policies on the ground and to have final negotiations by dictations rather than negotiations.
Saeb Erakat
#Israel

This is clear evidence that they (Israel) are trying to destroy the election in general.
Saeb Erakat
#Israel

I know students who come to my office who are supposed to go to Amman or America in their fifth year or sixth year ... , ... The Israelis are telling them, 'You're not going to be allowed to leave unless you accept to collaborate with us.'
Saeb Erakat
#America

urge the U.S. and the Europeans to provide international observers immediately.
Saeb Erakat
#European

It's about details of maps, details of roads, about borders, details about refugees, about Jerusalem,
Saeb Erakat
#Borders

One army is shooting and Palestinian children are dying. Cease-fire by whom? It is the Israelis who are shooting.
Saeb Erakat
#Army

At a time when we are meeting with the international community in order to try to revive hope, to rebuild and reconstruct, the Israeli government seems to undermine these efforts and continues on the path of escalation. We urge the international community to provide Palestinians with ... protection.
Saeb Erakat
#Community

We are asking the international community to pressure Israel to stop all violations, aggression and settlement activity,
Saeb Erakat
#Aggression

Our message in Washington will be clear, we want a mechanism that will get Israel to commit to the implementation of the agreement.
Saeb Erakat
#Israel

We hold the Israeli government fully responsible. This will lead to more violence and bloodshed.
Saeb Erakat
#Government

If Mr. Sharon is in the government, we all know the peace process will be over,
Saeb Erakat
#Government

We hope that the Israeli government will take into account that the torpedoing of the peace process, of the collapse of the peace process, will really harm not only the Palestinians, but also the Israelis and it will harm the whole region,
Saeb Erakat
#Government

The problems of what is happening today is the Israeli occupation, and it's time to start ending this occupation.
Saeb Erakat
#Ending

This is part of the reform program, an attempt to regain the confidence of the Palestinian people, and to proceed with reform in terms of accountability and transparency. We also hope we will be able to re-engage with the Americans, and with the Israelis as far as the peace process is concerned.
Saeb Erakat
#Confidence

Sharon and his army control the West Bank, and still these things happen,
Saeb Erakat
#Army

We call upon the [U.N.] Security Council to intervene directly in order to get an immediate cease-fire. This attack should not deter efforts to resume the peace process.
Saeb Erakat
#Fire

This is part of their [the Israelis'] continued plan to undermine the peace process and to undermine the Palestinian Authority,
Saeb Erakat
#Authority

contacts between the Palestinian Authority and the government of Israel.
Saeb Erakat
#Authority