"After Israel repudiated its promise to release a handful of Palestinian prisoners and began to set conditions for fulfillment, published another tender for the construction of new homes in the settlements, refused to submit its maps with proposed borders, sabotaged the talks with the ridiculous demand of recognition it as a Jewish state, showed not the slightest inclination to end the occupation and continued to build unabated in the settlements and to kill innocents, also unabated – after all this, the Palestinians took a minor, almost desperate step, so they are to blame.
They turned to the world and asked to join 15 international
conventions, perish the thought. The Palestinians had the great temerity
to apply to join the Geneva Convention, the Convention on the Rights of
the Child and conventions against genocide, racism, discrimination
against women and against people with disabilities, the Hague Convention
on the laws and customs of war on land and even the international
convention against corruption. You broke it, you bought it, dear
Palestinians did not use terror or violence; they didn’t even sign the
Rome convention, which would have opened the door to the International
Criminal Court in The Hague. They only approached a few international
conventions and were furiously assailed from Jerusalem to Washington."