11 March '16..
Last week the Fatah Revolutionary Council held a meeting in Ramallah titled “Session of the Martyrs of Jerusalem Call and the Popular Uprising”.Fatah meeting 2 3
At that meeting the PA president, PLO chairman and Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas stated that the “Palestinian leadership categorically rejects the idea of a Jewish Israel” –i.e. it will not recognise Israel as the Jewish state.
Israeli journalist Khaled Abu Toameh reported on March 9th that a Palestinian Authority official had made a similar statement.
“Our position remains as clear as ever: there will be no recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and no compromise on the right of return, which must be solved according to UN resolution 194.”
The subject of recognition of Israel as the Jewish state came up during the talks between Israel and the PLO in 2013/14 and the BBC failed to accurately inform its audiences of the significance of that issue at the time.
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