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PA slams Netanyahu’s ‘state-minus, autonomy-plus’ solution

October 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , 10 July 2018 [Abdülhamid Hoşbaş/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinians rights are “unmodifiable and inalienable”, spokesperson of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Osama Al-Qawasmi, said yesterday in response to remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister about the formation of a sovereign Palestinian state.

Al-Qawasmi added that Fatah would not accept what he described as a “corrupt entity under the Israeli control”.

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his government would accept a Palestinian “state-minus, autonomy-plus” solution in the West Bank, with Israel preserving its total security control over the West Bank and the Jordan River.

“We won’t accept neither diminishing our [Palestinian] rights nor negotiating them, especially about Jerusalem being the capital of the Palestinian State,” the PA official stressed.

He warned that the Palestinian people “will continue to struggle and resist for their rights”, adding that Israel was “determined to destroy any chances of peace”.

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