Former Palestinian Authority (PA) Prisoner-Affairs Minister Ashraf Al-Ajrami, who spent 12 years in Israeli custody for terrorist activity, threatened, Monday, that if there is no diplomatic agreement between Israel and the PA, the PA will go to war with a high price on both sides which will result in the eventual renewal of talks. Speaking in Hebrew at a gathering in a Knesset auditorium, organized by Member of Knesset Moshe Mizrachi (Labor), he also said the PA had no alternative but to seek unilateral action at the United Nations General Assembly.
Al-Ajrami said the PA has not received an answer from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the principle of the two-state solution, based on Israel's borders before the Six Day War of 1967. He said, "The Israeli right thinks that with time the Palestinians forget the '67 borders and will settle for Areas A and B [under various degrees of PA security control -ed.]. I want to tell you that there is not one Palestinian in the world who will concede even one centimeter from the '67 borders."