Palestinians Want French Initiative to Set Timetable for Israeli West Bank Withdrawal

The Jerusalem Post reports: The new French peace initiative should set a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (pictured) told reporters during an English-language press conference in Ramallah on Monday afternoon.

“We hope that the peace conference… can set new parameters for peaceful settlement between us and Israel, in which all countries, at least the major countries, can participate,” Hamdallah said.

“And maybe we can set a time limit for the withdrawal of the Israeli troops and a time limit for the establishment of the Palestinian sovereign independent state over the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as our capital,” he added.

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