Abbas: We are still committed to a two-state solution

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that he is still committed to the two-state solution and is prepared to work with the new US administration, according to a statement from the PA president’s office.

The PA president “affirmed [his] continuing commitment to the two-state option, international law and legitimacy, which should ensure the end of the Israeli occupation, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, living in peace and security next to the State of Israel on the June 1967 borders,” the statement read, adding that Abbas is ready “to deal positively with the Donald Trump administration to make peace.”


Abbas’s statement came in response to US President Donald Trump’s and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s press conference on Wednesday at the White House, where the US president said he is not married to a particular solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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