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January 22, 2016 12:31 pm

Fatah Official Says Palestinian State Alongside Israel Would Just be ‘a Phase’

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Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said "A Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, is just a phase.” Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said “A Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, is just a phase.” Photo: YouTube screenshot.

A senior member of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has said a Palestinian state alongside Israel is only “a phase” and that Palestine should eventually stretch from the Jordan River to the sea.

In an interview with the Ma’an news agency on January 19, Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said “Palestine stretches from the river to the sea… a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, is just a phase, as far as I am concerned.”

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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