Which principle that the only route to resolving the conflict is through bilateral negotiations??? The Palestinian bid to seek recognition from the UN is non violent, consistent with international law and international recognition of the right of self determination for the Palestinian people and consistent with international recognition that Israel has ILLEGALLY settled large parts of the OPT. The latter is not contingent on Israel's approval. The idea that Israel can dictate the terms of statehood after it has taken all the Palestinian land it wants, refused to accept any refugees, treated the Palestinians with contempt for decades and prevented the creation of a viable Palestinian state is RUBBISH. How can the Palestinians negotiate with a party that continuously says NO,NO, NO to any fair proposal and will not even look at the Saudi peace initiative that guaranteed it recognition and PEACE!!!!
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