U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the return of 80,000 Palestinian refugees to Israel.
This is acceding to a senior official of the Palestinian government, who told this to Xinhua on Monday.
Kerry’s proposal was part of his ideas presented to the Palestinian side to reach a framework peace agreement.
“Kerry’s proposal on the return of refugees is the same proposal offered by former U.S. President Bill Clinton during Camp David peace talks held in the United States in 2000,” said the official.
During their meetings, Abbas wanted to increase the number of Palestinian refugees returning to Israel to 200,000, and the demand is still under discussion with Kerry.
As for the issue of Jerusalem, the official said, “Kerry’s recent ideas focus on handing over parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority and that Jordan will have the jurisdiction on holy sites and places…
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