AL ARABIYA NEWS - SATURDAY, 3 March 2012
Palestinians set conditions to resume Mideast peace talks with Israel
Friday, 02 March 2012
By AL ARABIYA
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has set a number of
conditions for resuming the Middle East peace talks, Al Arabiya reported
citing a message that will be delivered to the Israelis by Jordan.
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Jouda is scheduled to deliver the
message to Israel, after it is reviewed by the United States. The
message, written in both Arabic and English, includes a roundup of the
Middle East peace process along the past two decades.
The conditions set by the Palestinians, according to the message,
include an acceptance by the Israeli government “to the two-state
solution based on the 1967 borders, with the possibility of a limited
exchange of equal pieces of land and a full halt to the building of
settlements including in East Jerusalem.”
The conditions also include “the release of prisoners, especially those
who have been detained before 1994, and cancelling all the decisions
taken by the Israeli governments since 2000.”
According to the message, the conditions also include “a respect to all
the agreements signed between both sides, as it is illegal that only the
Palestinians abide by those international agreements and commitments.”
Jordan has recently hosted Palestinian-Israeli meetings, with the aim of
resuming the stalled Middle East peace process.