Dichter: We're heading for a 'three states for two peoples' solution

February 18, 2009 18:55

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter told US leaders on Wednesday that Israel was heading for a three-state solution. "If last year, just after the military coup of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the consensus was that the solution to the conflict is two states for two peoples, we are now talking about a three state solution for two peoples: one in Ramallah with [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas, and another in Gaza led by [Hamas Prime Minister] Ismail Haniyeh and Hamas," he told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Dichter went on to warn that this would be "the most dangerous thing," and said Israel needed to be "smart, brave and determined" to avoid such an eventuality.

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