Palestine’s face threat to give up the fight.

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PA: US trying to threaten Palestinians to drop UN bid

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
09/06/2011 20:37

Officials say Washington has yet to come up with new idea that would lead to resumption of peace talks, envoys probably not bringing new ideas.

They said that Washington has yet to come up with new ideas that would lead to the resumption of the stalled peace talks.

The US Administration is continuing to threaten the PA that it must abandon its plan to ask the United Nations Security council to recognize a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines, Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said.

“The official American position is: ‘Don’t go to the Security Council and return to the negotiations with Israel,’” Erekat told PLO officials during a meeting in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

He said that the Americans have not offered the Palestinians anything in return for abandoning the statehood bid. However, Erekat said that the US Administration has also made it clear that Washington does not want a confrontation with the PA over this matter.

“Despite these threats, the Palestinians have informed the Americans that we will go to the Security Council to ask for full membership of a Palestinian state in line with Palestinian interests and because this is not a unilateral act,” Erekat was quoted as saying…”  he explained.

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