EU Backs Palestinian Dictatorship – Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Institute)
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 19, 2014)
European parliaments that are rushing to recognize a Palestinian state are ignoring the fact that the Palestinians have been without a functioning parliament for the past seven years.
They are also turning a blind eye to the fact that, under the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza, there is no respect for the rule of law, free speech, transparency or accountability.
These Western parliamentarians are in fact acting against the interests of the Palestinians, who are clearly not hoping for another corrupt dictatorship in the Arab world.
By turning a blind eye to human rights violations, as well as assaults on freedom of expression, the judiciary and the parliamentary system in the Palestinian territories, Western parliaments are paving the way for the creation of a rogue state called Palestine.