Palestinian Leader Sets 'Reasonable' Timeframe For Israeli Pullout

Palestinian Leader Sets 'Reasonable' Timeframe For Israeli Pullout

Via AFP:

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has said Israel should withdraw from occupied territories within three years under any peace deal, rejecting Israel's demands for a long-term security presence in border areas.

His remarks came as an April deadline loomed for faltering US-backed peace talks, which have been in deadlock over the issue of future security arrangements and other core disputes.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meanwhile reiterated his demand Palestinians recognise Israel as the Jewish state, and hawkish ministers spoke out against concessions, highlighting the lin...

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