Palestinians quietly visit Israeli Sukkah in Samaria to discuss alternative paths to peace

Palestinians visited the Sukkah of regional council leader Yossi Dagan to discuss an alternative path to the Oslo Accords.

By World Israel News Staff

A highly unusual group of guests visited the Sukkah of Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan, Israel’s Channel 20 reports on Wednesday. Members of the Palestinian delegation to the Bahrain Conference came to pay their respects.

The visiting group included four members of the Bahrain delegation as well as Sheikh Tamimi of Ramallah, Keis Mazarib of the Democratic Union party, a left-wing alliance, and others. (The Bahrain Conference to advance peace between Israelis and Palestinians took place in June.)

Several members of the visiting group to the Sukkah didn’t want their names published for fear of reprisal, Channel 20 reports. They said that they feel threatened by the Palestinian Authority, but also don’t feel they have any support from Israel despite their efforts at dialogue. Dagan promised to help them.

The two sides discussed an alternative path to the Oslo Accords.

According to Dagan: “The best way to build a partnership living together side by side is dialogue between local leaders, who know the real needs of the local population, both Israeli and Arab. And not by experiments of distant politicians from Europe or the U.S., politicians who have never set foot here.”

“The Oslo Way failed. There is no dispute about it. It is time to find an alternative to the terrorist path of the murderous and hypocritical Palestinian Authority and this is what we’re doing. Both here in the Sukkah and throughout the year. We respect each other. We’re creating a reality of mutual respect in Judea and Samaria.”

Sheikh Tamimi said, “Collaboration is important for a better future for our children and future generations. And this dialogue is very important. We request from all Israeli leaders to listen and to take part.”