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International Quartet support Palestinian state on 1967 border

March 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

The International Quartet support the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, a Palestinian official has said.

The official, who spoke to the Italian news agency AKI following the recent meetings in Munich, said: “The US Secretary of State John Kerry proposed during the meeting the results of his talks with both the Palestinians and the Israelis. He asked for the help of the Quartet to support his efforts.”

According to the official: “The international sides reiterated to Kerry that they support his efforts. But, regarding his proposal for the final status issues, they said it has to be based on the positions adopted by the Palestinian and Israeli sides.

“It is a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and the West Jerusalem a capital of Israel.”

Breaking the norms, no statement was issued at the end of the meeting.

Kerry has been working on a framework deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis that does not include a clear position regarding Jerusalem.