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Erekat submits proposal to Kerry to end Israeli occupation
Published Thursday 04/09/2014 (updated) 05/09/2014 22:05
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built on land seized in 1967 -- such as Givat Zeev -- to be illegal
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WASHINGTON (AFP) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry met for over two hours with Palestinian negotiators for "constructive" talks on future relations with Israel, a US official said.

It was Kerry's first face-to-face talks with Palestinian negotiators since Washington found itself sidelined from the Gaza ceasefire talks in July, when the top US diplomat failed to broker a truce in the war between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

"Kerry met with Saeb Erekat and Majid Faraj for about two hours this afternoon," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

"It was a constructive conversation that covered a range of issues, including Gaza, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and recent developments in the region," she said, adding they had agreed to talk again in coming weeks.

Senior PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat submitted a proposal to end Israel's decades-long occupation and establish a Palestinian state, including a timetable for Israel's withdrawal of military forces.

The talks come just days after Israel announced its biggest grab of Palestinian land since the 1980s, and as a new showdown looms at the United Nations with the increasingly frustrated Palestinians planning to push a resolution setting a three-year deadline to end the Israeli occupation.

The PLO now intends to seek a UN Security Council resolution setting a three-year deadline for ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

But the resolution will likely be voted down by a veto from the US which has long opposed unilateral moves by the Palestinians to seek statehood.

Ma'an staff contributed to this report
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1 ) Lynx / Palestine
04/09/2014 12:10
Insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result. I have come to the conclusion that a bunch of insane geriatrics are sadly at the he. No wonder we are so miserable, we accept this condition rather than to depose the Oslo gang and embark on a new strategy.

2 ) inbound39 / New Zealand
04/09/2014 12:12
America would do well to support the Palestinians rather than veto them. Palestinians are the only ones making pro active moves toward peace whilst Netanyahu and his cohorts are interested only in conflict and land theft and making America complicit in its illegal activities .

3 ) Julie / USA
07/09/2014 07:23
If the United States truly wants peace they will agree to this, if not........sadly, I don't know what to say.
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