Speaker of the PA parliament, Ahmed Qurei (The Associated Press, Dec 6).
"If [Israeli] settlement activity continues, then all means of resistance are open."
"Israel is nobody's protectorate, Israel is the Jewish people's sovereign state, and only the people of Israel will decide on who their leaders are to be."PM Netanyahu, reacting to a comment by US Commerce Secretary William Daley to the effect that new elections may be needed in Israel before its government behaved in a pro-Oslo manner. Daley later apologised. (Voice of Israel, Dec 10)