PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah 370 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
The Palestinian Authority Wednesday voiced opposition to any Israeli unilateral
moves, saying this would end the idea of a two-state solution.
announcement came in response to statements made by Defense Minister Ehud
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas,
said that any Israeli unilateral withdrawal [from the West Bank] would lead to
the establishment of a Palestinian state with provisional borders - something
that the Palestinians are opposed to.
"This policy won't lead to a
solution and would prolong the conflict," Abu Rudaineh said in a statement. "It
will end the idea of the two-state solution." He said that the Palestinians
remained committed to a just, lasting and comprehensive solution for a
Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 "borders" with Jerusalem as its
The Palestinians would not accept any solution that does not
include Jerusalem, he stressed.