RAMALLAH, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) condemned on Monday an Israeli plan that aims at isolating Jerusalem from the West Bank.
"The continued Israeli measures around Jerusalem aim at taking the city off any future negotiations," said Adnan Al-Husseini, the Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs.
The plan, which was proposed by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, involves a change in the route of the separation barrier that Israel has been building in the West Bank since 2002.
Barak also suggested closing a breach in the separation fence, thereby positioning the fence between the Palestinian village of Al-Zaim and the contested E-1 area, Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported.
As a result, the Palestinians would not be able to reach E1 area.
The plan would be presented to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his approval next week.
"There will be no peace negotiations under the shadow of settlements and the illegal wall," Husseini said.
He noted that any peace process "must meet the rights of the Palestinian people."
The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as a future capital. Meantime, the Jewish settlement activities in the city and in the West Bank caused peace talks between the two sides to come to halt in 2010.