UN Bid Does not Contradict with 2-State Solution

RAMALLAH, November 8, 2012 (WAFA) – Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat Thursday said that the PLO efforts to gain a non-member state in the United Nations, within the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital, does not contradict with efforts to implement the two –state solution.

During separate meetings with Quartet representative Tony Blair, U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem Michael Ratney, and French Consul General, Frederic Desagneaux, Erekat said that the Israeli government decided to submit tenders for the construction of 1,213 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements built on occupied East Jerusalem land at the same day of the U.S. election, disregarding the principle of two-state solution, international law, and signed agreements.

He stressed the need to put an end to the Israeli settlement policy and to support the Palestinian bid at UN.

He expressed hope that U.S. President Barrack Obama will achieve and implement the two-state solution during his second term in the white house.

source: WAFA News