Bill Clinton`s biography, page 938. "On the twenty-seventh, Barak`s cabinet endorsed the parameters with reservations, but all their reservations were within the parameters, and therefore subject to negotiations anyway. It was historic: an Israeli government had said that to get peace, there would be a Palestinian state in roughly 97 percent of the West Bank, counting the swap, and all of Gaza, where Israel also had settlements. The ball was in Arafat`s court." Hussein Agha and Robert Malley: "In his December 23, 2000, proposals-called "parameters" by all parties-Clinton suggested an Israeli annexation of between 4 and 6 percent of the West Bank in exchange for a land swap of between 1 and 3 percent. The following month in Taba, the Palestinians put their own map on the table which showed roughly 3.1 percent of the West Bank under Israeli sovereignty, with an equivalent land swap in areas abutting the West Bank and Gaza." AKA a counter-offer. Not a rejection.
Israeli tanks return fire in response to mortar shells fired from southern Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'
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