Arab League Doubts Israel Intentions

The Arab League chief has questioned intentions of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during direct talks with the Palestinian Authority.

"Let us see what kind of compromise Netanyahu is offering, we have never heard from the Israeli side any initiative or any concrete position," Amr Moussa said on Friday.

He also wondered whether Israel was ready to accept a Palestinian state with East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital, AFP reported.

Netanyahu and acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas met in Washington on Thursday, vowing to meet twice a month in a bid to hammer out an accord.

The new round of talks between the two sides came 20 months after Tel Aviv’s deadly onslaught killed more than 1,400 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

During the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel occupied the West Bank, including East al-Quds, the Golan Heights in Syria, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, and the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s return to the borders of 1967, the final status of the Israeli occupied East al-Quds — which Palestinians demand as the capital of their future state — and the fate of Palestinian refugees rendered homeless by Israeli occupation are among the key issues yet to be resolved.

Israel’s insistence on resuming its settlement expansions in the West Bank following the expiry of a 10-month partial moratorium on September 26 is viewed as the main obstacle in the way to peace.

(Press TV)

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