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US peace proposal accepts full Israeli presence in Jordan Valley

February 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

Israeli Radio has revealed that the US has accepted all of the Israeli government’s demands regarding future security arrangements in the Jordan Valley as part of a potential framework for a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Washington has agreed that Israel will keep full security control over the borders with Jordan. In addition, the radio station claimed, Israel will be able to use highly developed intelligence tools to monitor the situation in the West Bank.

The proposal, which Secretary of State John Kerry left with the Israelis two weeks ago, includes the building of a fence along the Jordan Valley borders. Israeli drones are to fly over the West Bank, while military patrols along the border with Jordan will continue for several years. After that, the patrols will be joint Israel-Palestine affairs, coordinated with the Jordanians.

It is worth noting that the Palestinians refused the terms of this plan when Israel announced that it would form the basis of negotiations between the two parties.