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  3/19/2014, Adar Bet 17, 5774

PA Official: Recognizing Israel 'Hurts the Refugees'


Nabil Shaath, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, denied on Tuesday comments attributed to him, according to which the Palestinian Authority (PA) is willing to consider recognizing Israel as a Jewish state after the peace negotiations conclude.

On Tuesday, Kol Yisrael radio aired an interview with Shaath in which he said that the PA would be willing to consider Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s demand for recognition after the issues in dispute are solved.