When the Palestinians are in a position to negotiate with Israel, the question should be, What’s the right way to do it?
The answer should be “never,” according to the Palestinian National Authority, the Palestinian government in charge of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
In a statement released Thursday, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said the international community should be skeptical of Palestinian government claims that the West will accept a Palestinian state.
He also said that negotiations should be conducted in accordance with international law and that Israel must be held accountable for its violations.
In the past, the PA has rejected Israeli proposals to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and negotiate with it, saying that the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish State of Israel, which they say was established by the Six-Day War.
However, the Palestinians have not accepted the terms of a peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.
Israel has consistently refused to recognize a Palestinian State, claiming that any deal that it signs with the Palestinians will be null and void.
The PA has said it does not recognize Israel’s right to exist as a state.
Last year, a senior Palestinian official told The Associated Press that Palestinian leaders had begun working on a plan to establish a Palestinian nation within the state of Israel.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter, said that a new plan would include a “National Council” that would serve as a governing body.
The council would be a body made up of Palestinian officials and experts, with the goal of creating a political and economic framework for a future Palestinian state, the official said.
The official spoke on condition that his name not be published to avoid harming his efforts to revive the stalled peace process.
He said the plan would be similar to that of the PLOs National Council, but it would be much more advanced.
He said the Palestinians would not be seeking the full membership of the UN and would be seeking membership of a Palestinian regional body.
In 2014, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a state in the Westbank and Gaza.
But Israel refused to accept the resolution, which it considered a violation of the status quo.
In 2017, the PLOS-Vivendi study found that while the PA does not currently have the capacity to conduct peace negotiations, the “significant level of trust” it currently enjoys in the international arena, coupled with its capacity to implement policies in the areas of security, justice, and the rule of law, could serve as an additional leverage for the PA in negotiations with Israel.
The study also said the PA is in a better position to engage in international political discussions because of its existing international contacts.
The PLOs foreign policy has also grown more critical of Israel in recent years, and it has sought to distance itself from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud al-Ja’afari in recent months.
In 2015, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding that Israel cease all settlement activities in the occupied territories.
The resolution called on Israel to end the settlement activities, which were implemented by Israel after the Oslo Accords in 1993, but Israeli leaders refused to budge on their policy of building settlements.
The PA is also expected to seek a change in the Israeli-Palestinian status quo by creating a Palestinian national council.
But, according to The Associated News, that could require approval by the United States, which has already shown its opposition to any move toward a Palestinian homeland.
While there is some talk of creating the council, Abbas said that it would not replace the current Palestinian Authority leadership and that any new administration would need to be able to take over the PA’s functions and the PA would need new, permanent leadership.