Middle East

Arab League: Israel-Palestinian peace must have 2 states

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the Arab League is warning against any peace plan that ignores a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit also warns against any proposal that creates an alternative economic track that perpetuates Israel’s occupation of territory the Palestinians want for their independent state.

Aboul Gheit never mentioned the United States in his briefing to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday but his message appeared aimed at the long-awaited U.S. plan to end the decades-old conflict. Its economic provisions are scheduled to be rolled out at a workshop in Bahrain June 25-26.

Aboul Gheit was highly critical of “the attempt to resolve the Palestinian question outside the framework of international law and to ignore the established final status issues that are based on the two-state solution.”

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