World Bulletin / News Desk
Some left-wing political parties and groups in Palestine protested the resumption of Israel-Palestine peace talks on Sunday.
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Palestinian National Initiative, Palestinian People's Party, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Palestinian Arab Front protested to stop the negotiations carried out under unfair" circumstances in Ramallah.
Qais Abd al-Karim, Secretary General of Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said, "Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons must not be ignored. It is unacceptable for Palestinian prisoners to be used for blackmailing by Israel just like the Palestinian hostages," adding hat they protested the peace talks.
Stating that the negotiations took place in a "vicious and unfair manner," al-Karim said they also contradicted with Palestine's national and Islamic values.
He also listed the preconditions of the peace talks as Israel accepting the two-state solution recognizing Palestine as an independent state according to 1967 borders, stopping the illegal settlements in Jeruselam and West Bank and releasing of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons unconditionally.
Peace talks between Israel and Palestine halted in 2010 in reaction to the illegal settlements built in West Bank by Israel and negotiations recommenced in mediatorship of US in Washington last week.