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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is making efforts to convince the Obama administration to accept a plan by which a Palestinian state would be established within temporary borders for a period of ten years, leaving difficult issues such as refugees and Jerusalem to be decided in future negotiations, London-based Arabic language daily Al-Hayat reported on Saturday.
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According to Palestinian sources quoted by Al-Hayat, the temporary borders of the Palestinian State would coincide with the current security fence.
Under the proposed plan Israel would be allowed to maintain control over the Palestinian state's eastern border, on the western border with Israel, on Jerusalem and on water sources.
According to the Palestinian source "what Netanyahu proposed to us is a
gradual solution which will continue for more than 10 years, that will
leave Jerusalem and the big settlements under Israeli control, that will
lease Israel the Jordan Valley for 40 years and will leave Israeli army
bases at the entrances of Palestinian cities."
The plan would leave some 40% of the West Bank under Israeli control during the ten year interim period.
According to the report Netanyahu offered the plan to Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and was discussing the plan with the