Sunday, August 22, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Mahmoud Abbas generous Peace plan: Full Israeli withdrawal to '67 border, release all prisoners

( via IMRA).Dr. Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator of the PLO, delivered a message from President Mahmoud Abbas to President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security the European Union.

"The President stressed in his letters to be bound by what is set by the Security Council resolutions and the General Assembly related to the Roadmap, the Arab Peace Initiative and the principles of the Madrid Conference and the agenda of the direct talks, including Jerusalem, borders, settlements, refugees, security, water and the release of detainees within a time limit not exceeding 12 months.

...Quartet's positions calling for the Israeli government to halt all settlement activity, and including natural growth, house demolitions, displacement of populations and the imposition of facts on the ground, especially in and around East Jerusalem.

He stressed that the ...the option of peace and settlement is not an option, and that in the case of the continued settlement activity, they have decided to suspend the negotiations, which could not be sustained if it continues settlement.

And Mr. President, that the shortest way to peace is ending the Israeli occupation of all territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Arab Golan and the remaining Lebanese territories, and the establishment of independent State of Palestine with its capital East Jerusalem to live in peace and security with Israel on the border of the fourth of June 1967, and solve final status issues, especially the refugee issue based on international legitimacy resolutions related to, and release all the prisoners and bodies of the martyrs as an entry point to end the conflict and achieve comprehensive and just peace and lasting peace in the region".