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November 8, 2013 10:04 am

Report: Abbas Proposes ‘United’ Jerusalem

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with PA President Abbas in May 2013. Photo: State Department.

Times of Israel – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has proposed to leave Jerusalem united in an administrative sense following an Israeli withdrawal from its eastern section, a senior adviser to Abbas said on Wednesday.

Speaking to official Palestinian radio, Nimer Hammad said that the president’s recent proposal to make East Jerusalem the Palestinian capital and west Jerusalem the Israeli capital was received with “great international support,” while Israel continues to insist that Jerusalem remains united under its sovereignty.

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