Oh, you want to play this game do you?
Ok, Mr./Mrs. Fact check, how about you fact check this:
Since negotiations began between the PLO and Israel (1993), the number of illegal Israeli settlements has exploded. The number of settlers has risen from 262,000 to a massive 550,000 settlers in occupied territories, including East Jerusalem. Please tell me how this is a sign of good faith on Israel’s part in negotiations? Please tell me how you are going to “split” the cake you’re already eating?
Israel has continued its practice of ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Jerusalem, it is estimated that between 1993 and today, over 1600 Palestinian houses in Jerusalem have been demolished. It is also estimated that around 90,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem alone are at risk of homelessness due to Israeli policies and laws of discrimination with housing and demographics. Please tell me how this is Israel’s willingness to negotiate.
The borders agreed to by Israel in the Oslo agreements has shrunk more and more every year, with Israel annexing more and more land every year and using it for its own needs. Please explain to me how this is helpful to the negotiations Israel so obviously wants (according to you).
As a matter of fact, did you know that Israel actually expands its settlements more rapidly during peace talks? It’s true. Because they feel like they have more wriggle room because the Palestinians don’t want to make a fuss and be blamed for failure of negotiations even though Israel is being a colonial cesspit about it.
For instance, during the last talks Israel approved a /record/ shattering 14,000 new settlement units. WHILE negotiations were going on.
How is that for good faith? How is that for Israel only wanting to negotiate for peace, and us savages being the ones refusing everything?
Hell, even Netanyahu himself said that there will never be a Palestinian state. This is the person we’re negotiating with. Where on earth do you get your news from?
We’ve been LITERALLY negotiating for 20 years. Literally. What have we gained. Please tell me? Less and less land, more and more settlers. More IDF, more occupation.
Hamas HAVE been on the table for the last 20 years. The PLO had the mandate to negotiate in the name of all Palestinians, including Hamas. Hamas has even said it agreed to the two state solution. Stop blaming everything on Hamas because it’s an easy target.
Never in history has an occupied population been held responsible for the safety of its occupiers. Never. As long as there is occupation, there will be a dozen Hamas’.
Israel does not want peace. The sooner you get that through your head the better off in life you will be. Next time you tell me to “ummm actually,” or tell me to fact check, how about you actually do some basic research that goes back longer than a year. I can drown you with facts, don’t patronize me.