Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
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Fayyad: Eastern border of Palestine is Jordan

Palestinian prime minister says during ceremony in Nablus-area refugee camp, 'Our goal is to stop occupation of all territories occupied in 1967 and to establish independent state on this territory'

As opinions are being voiced in Jerusalem that the Jordan Valley will remain under Israeli control even after a Palestinian state is formed, Palestinian Prime Minsiter Salam Fayyad said Sunday that Jordan will be the eastern border of the state that will be established.


At a ceremony marking the end of the police officers course in al-Faraa refugee camp, between Nablus and Jenin, Fayyad said that the PA does not seek to establish a state that will be under occupation.


He addressed the option that a Palestinian state be recognized by the UN Security Council.


The Palestinian prime minister said that a Palestinian state will be established only when the occupation is ousted from all Palestinian territory that was occupied in 1967.


"Enough wasting time. Your talks about partial and temporary solutions are not in line with our aspirations," said Fayyad towards the Israelis.


"Our goal is to stop the occupation of all the territories occupied in 1967 and to establish a state on that land."


Fayyad referenced the Oslo Accords, which were signed in 1993: "The goal is to finish the interim stage that started 16 years ago. We want a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."


פרסום ראשון: 11.22.09, 14:22
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