Erekat: Israel worried statehood bid will end status quo

November 26, 2012 09:21


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Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday said Israel is worried the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood status in the UN will end the status quo, which he said, cannot continue.

The statehood bid, Erekat said, is not an attempt to go against the United States or to isolate of delegitimize Israel. The goal of two states living side-by-side, he said, is something Israel already agreed to in the Oslo Accords.

The Palestinian Authority, Erekat told Army Radio, "simply [has] no jurisdiction, Areas A and B have been taken away from us."

The IDF can enter any Palestinian city to make arrest raids, Erekat noted, saying the Netanyahu government and especially Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman have "done a good job ... to weaken [PA President Mahmoud Abbas]."

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