Palestinians eye binational state


Palestinian negotiators may push for a binational state with Israel.

Ahmed Qureia, a top negotiator for the Palestinians, said in a statement published by the Palestinian Press Agency that the Palestinians might make the demand if Israel continues to reject demands to accede more land to them.

The former Palestinian Authority prime minister told members of the Fatah Party in a meeting Sunday in Ramallah that negotiations for a two-state solution could only advance if Israel met demands to cede the West Bank and revert to its 1967 borders.

Qureia reportedly told Fatah members that he felt the negotiations had reached a deadlock.

Israel’s Jewish majority in a binational state would be compromised.

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