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Palestinians Demand ‘Clear’ Timetable for Israeli Withdrawal From West Bank

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Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: World Economic Forum. – The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) commissioner for international relations, Nabil Shaath, told Palestinian media on Thursday that the PA would turn to the U.N. Security Council and General Assembly on Sept. 15 to request that Israel be forced to provide “a clear and defined timetable for withdrawing from the Palestinian territories.”

Shaath emphasized that PA President Mahmoud Abbas issued a directive to prepare an organized plan of action for the Palestinians to turn to the International Criminal Court and demand that it try Israel for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Palestinians, if the international community fails to act toward a resolution of the Palestinian territories issue.

In an interview on Palestinian television, Abbas stressed his determination to “bring the Israeli occupation to an end” and establish a Palestinian state that would exist alongside Israel in peace.

“The only thing remaining for the negotiating teams is to outline the borders between the countries,” Abbas said. “We will not agree again to designating areas A, B, C. We want for every country to know what [its] borders are. Israel is the only country in the world without clear borders.”

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