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Here are the key points from the ‘Palestine question’ debate, with answers from the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Deputy Foreign Minister Nabil Abu Rdainah.
The Israeli ‘settlers’ in the West Bank are known as ‘illegal immigrants’ and as such, they have no legal status.
The Palestinians call them ‘settlements’ and claim they have the right to exist.
The Palestinians want Israel to give up its occupation of the West Banks and allow Palestinians to live in their own communities.
They are calling for the return of all occupied lands to the Palestinian people, including the Westbank.
The ‘settlement issue’ is not an issue for either side, since there are no ‘illegal settlers’ in any of the occupied West Bank areas.
They are not a problem.
Israel wants to keep the occupation of West Bank and East Jerusalem in place.
The PA is demanding that Israel relinquish all of the lands in the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem, to its Palestinian citizens.
The main Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says the PA will negotiate a solution for the Palestinian issue in the context of the two-state solution.
The Palestinian Authority is pushing for a two-states solution with the establishment of a Palestinian state in the entirety of the Palestinian territory, with an additional 300,000 square kilometers (160,000 acres) for East Jerusalem.
The issue of Jerusalem is not a priority for the PA.
However, the Palestinians are also pressing for a future peace agreement, and they have been demanding the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state for at least the next decade.
On June 23, 2016, the PA and Israel reached a framework agreement that will see the West bank and East aqeedah ceded to Israel.
It will take effect immediately.
However, the process of implementing this deal is still in its early stages.
Erekat, the Palestinian delegation, has also proposed the establishment and strengthening of a border with Jordan.
The PA has long opposed any such move.
Palestinians believe the current Palestinian Authority government has failed to live up to its responsibilities under international law.
It is not only the Israeli government that has to pay attention to the issue.
The Israeli government has also been pressing for the creation and strengthening a Palestinian border with the Gaza Strip, with the PA being a key partner.
On July 25, 2016 the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 2334, which calls on the Israeli regime to immediately cease the illegal and disproportionate construction of Jewish settlements in the Gaza strip and East Palestine.
The resolution, adopted by a vote of 193 to 1, calls on Israel to immediately end its military occupation of Palestinian territory and end all settlements there.
Israel has refused to implement the resolution.
On April 4, 2018, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn Israel for building in the Jordan Valley and in the Efrat refugee camp.
This was a key move, as the UN had already adopted the resolution calling on Israel and the Palestinian territories to end their occupation of East Jerusalem and to establish the state of Palestine.
Israel also failed to meet the terms of the UN resolution, which demanded that Israel dismantle all settlement blocs in the area.
The resolution was rejected by the Security Council.
On March 24, 2020, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said the Israeli settlement policies had “led to the erosion of the viability of Israel and to the emergence of an Israeli state in all its aspects.”
The Israeli government is still pushing to establish an illegal Jewish state in East Jerusalem but the Palestinians have been calling for a state for the West Wall, East Jerusalem al-Quds, the Temple Mount and the Haram al-Sharif.
The two-State solution, as proposed by Israel and PA, is no longer viable.
On January 27, 2020 the PA announced that it had received a $1.6 billion loan from China.
However it has since said that the money will be used to fund a new border wall with the Palestinians, but there is no word on how this will be funded.
On December 13, 2020 it was announced that a committee would study a draft UN resolution that would demand an end to Israeli settlement building in East and West Jerusalem.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has already demanded the resolution be withdrawn.
The PLO has also demanded that the international community support Palestinian statehood and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The Palestine Liberation Organisation has also called on the UN to investigate Israel’s settlement activities in the OPT.
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Middle East and North Africa, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said on March 17, 2020 that the Quartet of nations should consider the issue of the establishment, control and development of a contiguous Palestinian state.
It said the issue should be raised during