The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has unequivocally confirmed its rejection of an independent demilitarised state proposed by President Trump in:
- About 70% of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and
- Parts of Israel's sovereign territory.
PLO representative - Riad Malki - told the Security Council on 26 January 2021:
It is our collective responsibility to salvage the two-State solution on the pre-1967 borders before it is too late.
Malki was blatantly lying to the Security Council.
There were no "pre-1967 borders" - only "1949 Armistice lines" - the Armistice Demarcation Lines negotiated after the 1948 attack on the newly declared State of Israel by Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon- as designated in agreements between:
- The Government of Egypt and the Government of Israel dated 24 February 1949
- the Government of the Hashemite Jordan Kingdom and the Government of Israel dated 3 April 1949
Article VI (9) of the Jordan/Israel Armistice Agreement provided:
The Armistice Demarcation Lines defined in articles V and VI of this Agreement are agreed upon by the Parties without prejudice to future territorial settlements or boundary lines or to claims of either Party relating thereto.
Article V (2) of the Egypt/Israel Armistice Agreement provided:
The Armistice Demarcation Line is not to be construed in any sense as a political or territorial boundary, and is delineated without prejudice to rights, claims and positions of either Party to the Armistice as regards ultimate settlement of the Palestine question.
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