The Palestinian Authority may postpone plans to ask the UN in September
to recognize a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines, a senior PA
official in Ramallah said on Wednesday.
It was the first time in many months that a PA official had expressed
willingness to delay the statehood bid. The official said that the PA
would leadership would discuss the possibility of postponing the move in
return for American and international guarantees that Israel will
refrain from "creating new facts on the ground" in the coming months.
He said that Abbas has called a meeting of the PLO Executive Committee
and Fatah Central Committee to brief them on the outcome of a visit to
Washington this week by Saeb Erekat and Nabil Abu Rudaineh.