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Monday, September 08, 2014

Boxlike thinking: Abu Bluff turns down 5x larger 'Palestinian state' because it's outside '67 borders'

'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen has turned down an offer for a 'Palestinian state' five times the size of Gaza, because it would have required him to drop the '67 borders' (1949 armistice lines).
Egyptian president General Abdel Fatah A-Sisi has offered Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas to cede 160 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula adjoining Gaza to the PA, thus creating a Palestinian state five times the present size of Gaza. In return, the PA would stop demanding that Israel return to the 1967 borders.
The offer was revealed on IDF Radio.
A-Sisi reportedly suggested that Palestinian "refugees" be allowed to settle in the new, much enlarged Gaza, which would be demilitarized.
The Palestinian cities in Judea and Samaria would enjoy autonomy and be fully run by the PA, according to the plan, which would leave the PA with even more territory than it would have if Israel ceded all of Judea and Samaria.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was aware of the offer and the United States gave a green light, according to the military radio station's sources.
Abu Bluff turned down the offer.

A similar proposal was made by Israel's Giora Eiland when Hosni Mubarak was in power, but at the time Egypt turned it down.

What's perhaps most significant here is the level of cooperation between Israel and Egypt. The Obama administration and the 'Palestinians' are probably tearing their hair out over it.

Oh yes, and that once again the mantra that there is 'no solution other than the two-state solution' is proven false.

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