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Palestinian negotiator rejects claims of back door deals with Israel

PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat says leaked documents show how passionately Palestinians want peace Saeb Erekat: Papers are a distraction from the real issue   Ian Black, Middle East editor guardian.co.uk The PLO’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has described the leak of confidential memos documenting a decade of Middle East peace talks as a “slander campaign” and insisted […]

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Palestinians condemn US plan to settle refugees in South America

Suggestion revealed in Palestine papers clashes with refugees’ fundamental right to go home, say Palestinian groups Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent guardian.co.uk   Palestinians have expressed shock and dismay at the US suggestion to settle Palestinian refugees in Argentina and Chile rather than let them return to ancestral land in Israel. Representatives of the Palestinian diaspora said the plan […]

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Palestinian refugees rule out compromise on return to homeland

Disclosure in Palestine papers that negotiators gave up fight over refugees is greeted with disgust in Bethlehem camp   Harriet Sherwood in Bethlehem guardian.co.uk   In a crowded room in Aida refugee camp, Abu Khalil sipped sweet tea before listing reasons why he will never give up his right to return to his family’s pre-1948 […]

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Middle East peace talks leaks: Palestinians reject leaks as ‘a pack of lies’

Palestinian negotiators have claimed leaked documents showing they were prepared to compromise over Jerusalem and refugees as “a pack of lies”. Al-Jazeera said the Palestinians offered to let Israel keep all but one of the Jewish enclaves it build in east Jerusalem after capturing it in the 1967 Mideast war. About 200,000 Israelis live there now. In […]

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Middle East peace talks leaks: Palestinians reject leaks as 'a pack of lies'

Palestinian negotiators have claimed leaked documents showing they were prepared to compromise over Jerusalem and refugees as “a pack of lies”. Al-Jazeera said the Palestinians offered to let Israel keep all but one of the Jewish enclaves it build in east Jerusalem after capturing it in the 1967 Mideast war. About 200,000 Israelis live there now. In […]

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Palestinians Deny Leaked Reports on Peace Process

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians were prepared to compromise over two of the toughest issues, Jerusalem and refugees, during peace talks in 2008, the Al-Jazeera TV channel reported Sunday, quoting from documents it said came from the talks. Palestinian negotiators quickly denied the reports, saying parts of the documents were fabricated. Palestinian President Mahmoud […]

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Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process

• Massive new leak lifts lid on negotiations • PLO offered up key settlements in East Jerusalem • Concessions made on refugees and Holy sites   Seumas Milne and Ian Black, Middle East editor   The biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Middle East conflict has revealed that Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to accept Israel‘s […]

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Israel probe says activists killing 'legal'

An Israeli investigation panel has declared Tel Aviv‘s military attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla aid convoy as ‘legal‘ under international law. Headed by former judge Yaakov Turkel, the six-member committee concluded that “the actions taken were found to be legal pursuant to the rules of international law,” AFP reported. Israeli commandos attacked the convoy […]

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Israel probe says activists killing ‘legal’

An Israeli investigation panel has declared Tel Aviv‘s military attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla aid convoy as ‘legal‘ under international law. Headed by former judge Yaakov Turkel, the six-member committee concluded that “the actions taken were found to be legal pursuant to the rules of international law,” AFP reported. Israeli commandos attacked the convoy […]

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'France supports Palestinian statehood'

The French foreign minister has voiced her country’s support for the formation of a Palestinian state and condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “France supports the establishment of an independent, democratic Palestinian state as soon as possible,” Michele Alliot-Marie said at the conclusion of her visit to the occupied Palestinian territories on Saturday, Ha’aretz reported. […]

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