RAMALLAH, 22 Oct (JMCC) - Israeli defense ministry threatened unspecified unilateral actions if the Palestinian Authority
seeks statehood recognition from the United Nations and does not resume talks.
Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat
said yesterday the PA is mobilizing international support for declaration of sovereignty.
“If the Palestinians think that unilateral moves are a one-way street,
they are sadly mistaken. It is an option that both sides have,” said the
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There was some speculation that Israel may be considering reviving
aspects of former prime minister Ehud Olmert’s “convergence” ideas for a
unilateral withdrawal from isolated parts of the West Bank, evacuating
settlements and deploying soldiers there instead. But there was no
official confirmation on Thursday night of any such plans and a settler
source dismissed the notion as nonsense.
at the Jerusalem Post...