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Erekat: Self-determination not subject to negotiation
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September 20, 2012 11:45

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat denied that seeking an upgraded statehood status at the United Nations is a unilateral step, speaking after a meeting with a number of European Union envoys in Jericho Thursday.

"We never said our right to self-determination is subject to negotiation," Erekat told reporters, saying that the upcoming UN bid is meant "to preserve a two-state solution."



The United States and European Union should support the diplomatic move, he continued, adding that he did not know if a resolution would be introduced to the General Assembly before or after the upcoming US presidential elections.

The goals of such a move would be to obtain a draft resolution signed by 150 nations in support of a two-state solution based on 1967 lines.

JPost.com staff contributed to this report.

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