Fayyad to Israel: Palestinians Want to Live Next to You in Peace

(Ynet News) Roni Sofer - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told the Herzliya Conference on Tuesday that "the state being built here is Palestinian, and who should build it rather than us? A peace process is needed, because this will lead to the end of the occupation. We want to be ready for a state which is about to be established, and we are ready to establish it by 2011. We are encouraged because we have made progress in creating an infrastructure in the past two years." "We are currently in a situation of political deadlock. There is not practical dialogue. There have not been negotiations for the past 16 years and we have lost a lot of time. Instead of returning to the Oslo Accords, we must be led by a way which will make us understand that the occupation is about to withdraw. We need a political horizon which will result in a Palestinian state. We, the Palestinians, want to live next to you, in peace, security and welfare." Sources in Fayyad's entourage said he had received death threats following his decision to attend the conference.

2010-02-03 08:12:46

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