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Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected again any peace agreement
with Israel that called a future Palestinian
state within temporary borders, The Associated Press reported Saturday.
in Ramallah, Abbas told the press that he has not yet been notified of a
new plan that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to
announce in coming weeks.
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PA again refuses to consider state with interim borders
Netanyahu has not revealed any details on the plan, Palestinian
officials believe it will include provisional borders, thus allowing
Israel to continue expanding settlements.
MK Ophir Akunis (Likud) suggested Saturday that he expected Netanyahu to
present a long-term interim agreement to the US Congress in two
weeks time. Akunis added that
Palestinians would likely postpone any attempts to settle the conflict.
Akunis also said that at the end of the peace process, Israel would
remain in control of the Jordan Valley, key settlement blocs in the West
Bank, and Jerusalem.