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Palestinian leader rejects peace blueprint


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is rejecting a peacemaking blueprint forwarded by international mediators.

Abbas said Saturday that the proposal by the U.S., European Union, United Nations and Russia is unacceptable because it doesn’t demand a halt to Israeli settlement construction or negotiations based on pre-1967 borders before Israel captured land the Palestinians claim for their state.

He was speaking to reporters on the plane carrying him back from the United Nations, where he submitted a statehood bid on Friday.

 

Abbas also said he expects the U.N. Security Council to consider the bid within weeks.

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