The Arab League’s proposal for land swaps between Israel and a future
Palestinian state has drawn contradictory reactions from Palestinian Authority
officials in the West Bank.
The proposal was announced by Qatari Foreign
Minister Hamad bin Jasim al-Thani following a meeting of an Arab League
delegation with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington earlier this
The PA’s Saeb Erekat said in a statement published in English
shortly after the announcement that the initiative reflected the Palestinian
position in support of minor land swaps with Israel.
PA Foreign Minister
Riyad Malki, who was part of the Arab delegation that met with Kerry, was also
quoted as saying that the proposal had been made in coordination with the