‘Israel not interested in an equitable two-state solution with Palestinians’ – Israeli journalist
The claims were made in over 1,000 leaked documents uncovered by the Al Jazeera news network.
Its alleged Israel rejected a proposal which would have allowed it to keep parts of occupied East Jerusalem, affecting the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
Joseph Dana, a journalist for the online magazine +972, which focuses on Israeli and Palestinian issues, believes that the documents provide ultimate confirmation that Israel has not been a viable peace partner in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations.
“Israel is clearly interested in maintaining the status quo, which necessarily includes a permanent state of war both for Israelis and Palestinians,” Dana said. “Status quo features Israel holding on to the West Bank territories through various means of occupation, and a complete severing of the Gaza Strip from the West Bank. This is not shocking information, but it does provide ultimate confirmation that this is the Israeli tactic.”