Palestinian Authority sends opposition figure to deliver rebuke of Obama – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Barghouti said he regretted that the little time allocated to Obama’s visit in the West Bank will prevent him from seeing how ethnic separation operates in Hebron, or how discrimination on Israel’s part is expressed in the division of water sources between Israelis and Palestinians.

Even though there is a positive dimension to a visit by an American president to Ramallah and Bethlehem, after the recognition in the United Nations of Palestine as a non-member state, Barghouti also noted a number of negative aspects to the visit, in his opinion: While Obama will place a wreath on the grave of Yitzhak Rabin, he will not include in his Ramallah itinerary the grave of Yasser Arafat.

Obama also refused to meet with the daughter of a Palestinian prisoner, and he will visit the Israel Museum, where archaeological finds stolen from the Palestinian territories are exhibited, said Barghouti.

via Palestinian Authority sends opposition figure to deliver rebuke of Obama – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper.

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