Khaled Al Batsh, one of the political leaders of the Islamic Jihad ,reported that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and leaders of the Islamic Jihad will meet at 10pm Palestinian time on Saturday, the Maan News Agency reported.
Al Batsh added that the two sides will discuss various Palestinian issues including detainees’ document.
Al Batsh reiterated that Islamic Jihad will reject certain articles mentioned in the detainees’ document, especially the articles regarding establishing a Palestinian State within the 1967 borders, the UN General Assembly Resolution 181 that calls for the portioning of Palestine, and an article limiting the resistance in the occupied territories.
The UN Security Council Resolution 181 in 1947 clearly set up the idea of land-for-peace as the guiding principle for solving the conflict.
UN Security Council resolution 242 in 1967 reaffirmed that principle. While not specific about the boundaries of the land that Israel occupied or about Palestinian national rights, Resolution 242 affirmed that the way to peace in the Middle East had to be through returning land and recognizing all states. The Oslo process was based on resolution 242.