Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, said on Saturday that the truce
and temporal borders offer, proposed by Hamas movement, are considered
as means of deception to the Palestinian people. Hamas renewed its call
for an extended ceasefire.
“We support negotiations on a final status solution”, Abbas stated, “but talks about temporary solutions are rejected”.
Commenting on his expected meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmet, Abbas stated that the meting is expected within two weeks, and that the Palestinian side is preparing for it.
“We want to reach a specified vision before the meeting”, Abbas stated, “We want serious results”.
Regarding national unity talks, Abbas stated that he is willing to initiate talks, but these talks should have specific aims and timeframes.
“We want a unity government, a government that is able to lift the siege and restore security”, Abbas added,
He added that the government should include different factions, but still even if Fateh movement is not part of this government, it will support it.
Meanwhile, Hamas leadership did not confirm or deny the extended cease-fire proposal in exchange for an independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital.
Ismail Radwan, media spokesperson of Hamas, said that Hamas wants an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories since 1967, the release of all detainees, and the right of return to the Palestinian refugees.
The Hamas initiative is said to be proposed by Ahmad Yousef, the political advisor of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyya.
Radwan added that the imitative includes articles regarding establishing economic Palestinian-Israeli projects through certain figures that will be authorized to conduct businesses with certain Israeli companies.
According to the proposed plan, Israel will provide guarantees that it will not construct settlements in the West Bank, will not construct new settler roads and will vow to allow freedom of movement in the West Bank, freedom of movement between the West Bank an the east of Jerusalem, freedom of movement between Gaza and the West Bank, free passage to Egypt and Jordan, and the release of all Palestinian detainees without any exceptions.
The initiative also aims at stopping the hostilities, and lifting the international and Israeli embargo on the government, and proposes five years of truce in order to build trust between the two sides in an attempt to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict.
The proposal draft suggests establishing joint economic facilities, continuous trade between Israel and Palestine while the Palestinian government vows that all aid money will be invested through an independent economic council that supervises the flow of aid money and invests it without transferring the money to the Hamas movement.
Also, the proposal includes a Palestinian commitment to arrange guarding systems to the crossings and a commitment to implement international standards on these crossings.
Israel will be requested to halt its attacks, to stop the construction and expansion of settlements and the Annexation Wall, will be requested to free all detainees, allow the opening of the Airport and seaport in the Gaza Strip, an will be requested to allow the operation of the Qalandia airport, in Ramallah.
The proposal also calls for an international force to monitor the implementation of the truce; the force will be formed by the Quartet and Turkey.