China issues Israel-Palestinian “peace plan”

The plan was unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday at his talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Monday, ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s arrival in Beijing for an official visit. The plan emphases as the key to a settlement the Palestinian right to a state with full sovereignty on the basis of 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital. “At the same time Israel’s right to exist and its legitimate security concerns should be fully respected.” DEBKAfile: The Chinese plan adopted Abbas’s preconditions for talks: “The immediate priority is to take credible steps to stop settlement activities, end violence against innocent civilians, lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip and properly handle the issue of Palestinian prisoners, in order to create the necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks,” the Xi plan stressed. Furthermore, “principles such as land for peace should be firmly upheld.”


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