PNA rejects Israeli drafted peace plan 2009-11-21 00:28:07   Print

    RAMALLAH, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) rejects a peace plan being drafted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, an official said on Friday.

    Yasser Abed Rabbo, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the plan is rejected because it doesn't include full freeze of settlement activities.

    "We will not look at any initiative, as long as it does not include a full stop of settlement in the Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem as well," Abed Rabbo told Voice of Palestine radio.

    The Palestinian leadership will also not accept proposals for a statehood with provisional borders, Abed Rabbo added.

    Peres' plan, leaked by the Israeli media, calls for a Palestinian statehood inside the West Bank before restarting U.S.-sponsored negotiation, which it said should not last for more than two years.

    The plan also said the Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state, according to the reports of Israeli media.

    The Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have been suspended since the Israeli army launched Operation Cast Lead in Gaza Strip last winter.

    Abed Rabbo said the PNA wants a statehood on the lands that Israel occupied in the 1967 war.

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