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Video: PA Rejects ‘Two States for Two Peoples’

The PA continues to speak ‘two views for two media.” Fatah official Sha'ath tells Lebanese TV a PA state must include all Israeli Arabs.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 8/14/2011, 12:57 PM

The Palestinian Authority continues to speak "two views for two medias.” Fatah foreign relations director Nabil Sha'ath told Lebanese TV that a PA state must include all Arabs with Israeli citizenship as well as millions of foreign “refugees.”

The video and translation of his comments were provided by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

"The French Initiative reshaped the issue of the ’Jewish State,” a formula that is also unacceptable to us – two states for two peoples,” Sha'ath said. “They can describe Israel as a state for two peoples, but we will be a state for one people.

“The story of two states for two peoples means that there will be a Jewish people over there and a Palestinian people here. We will never accept this….

“We will not sacrifice the 1.5 million Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and we will never agree to a clause preventing the Palestinian refugees from returning to their country.”