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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Mahmoud Abbas Full Israeli withdrawal, release all prisoners, and

Erekat delivers messages from the President to Quartet
Date: 08/22/2010 Time: 12:47
Google translation
www1.wafa.ps/arabic/index.php?action=detail&id=83903
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Ramallah 22/08/2010 Dr. Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator of the PLO, delivered
a message from President Mahmoud Abbas to President Barack Obama and Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev, and Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban
Ki-moon, High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security the European
Union.

The messages are delivered in his meetings separately with U.S. Consul
General Daniel RUBENSTEIN, and the representative of Russia's National
Authority, Robert Serry, the representative of the Secretary General of the
United Nations, the European Union representative to the PNA.

The President stressed in his letters to be bound by what is set by the
Security Council resolutions and the General Assembly related to the
Roadmap, the Arab Peace Initiative and the principles of the Madrid
Conference and the agenda of the direct talks, including Jerusalem, borders,
settlements, refugees, security, water and the release of detainees within a
time limit not exceeding 12 months.
...Quartet's positions calling for the Israeli government to halt all
settlement activity, and including natural growth, house demolitions,
displacement of populations and the imposition of facts on the ground,
especially in and around East Jerusalem.

He stressed that the ...the option of peace and settlement is not an option,
and that in the case of the continued settlement activity, they have decided
to suspend the negotiations, which could not be sustained if it continues
settlement.

And Mr. President, that the shortest way to peace is ending the Israeli
occupation of all territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem
and the occupied Syrian Arab Golan and the remaining Lebanese territories,
and the establishment of independent State of Palestine with its capital
East Jerusalem to live in peace and security with Israel on the border of
the fourth of June 1967, and solve final status issues, especially the
refugee issue based on international legitimacy resolutions related to, and
release all the prisoners and bodies of the martyrs as an entry point to end
the conflict and achieve comprehensive and just peace and lasting peace in
the region.

B. G

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