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Erekat: Only alternative to two-state solution is single democratic state

The only alternative to the two-state solution is a single democratic state where Jews, Muslims and Christians can live as equals, the Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Saeb Erekat, said today.

"Contrary to Netanyahu's plan of one state and two systems – apartheid – the only alternative to two sovereign and democratic states on the 1967 border is one single secular and democratic state with equal rights for everyone, Christians, Muslims, and Jews, on all of historic Palestine," Erekat said during a press conference held in the occupied city of Jericho, in the West Bank.

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Erekat's comments came hours before a scheduled meeting between US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

Israeli media reported today that a US official, who did not reveal his name, said that the two-state solution is not the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, adding that Trump's administration may abandon the two-state solution altogether.

"Those who believe they can leave the two-state solution and replace it with one state and two systems, I don't believe they can get away with it. It is impossible. I believe undermining the two-state solution is not a joke and that would be a disaster and tragedy for Israelis and Palestinians," Erekat added.

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