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The PA is exploiting Khan Al-Ahmar to maintain its two-state rhetoric

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It is disconcerting that the decision to demolish the village of Khan Al-Ahmar is being tied to the two-state compromise by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. At a meeting in Ramallah with a delegation from the European Parliament last Monday, Hamdallah declared that Israel’s actions in the occupied Palestinian territories, “particularly at Khan Al-Ahmar village east of Jerusalem, aim to end the two-state solution.”

Timewasting diplomacy such as this recent charade is aiding Israel’s plans to displace all of the Palestinians. There is no longer a two-state “solution”; indeed, there never has been any genuine intention by Israel and its supporters to work towards such an imposition, which would in any case still have placed Palestinians at a disadvantage. Despite this, the two-state discourse continues to be touted as the “only solution” by the majority of countries, international institutions and the Palestinian Authority. It’s a purported solution which would ultimately concede the entire territory to Israel, while the international community........

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