The Palestinians refuse to negotiate.When I first heard the statement below I thought it was a negotiating ploy, a maximum position that would be negotiated. As time passed, I found out to my amazement that this was their final position and they would not compromise. Israel would never agree to the statement. It would be national suicide. Now it’s 50 years later and the Israelis have moved 700,000 people into the West Bank, and they will never leave. The Arabs wanted to take all of Israel and they lost.
Abu Rudeineh and Habash both called for peace to be based on pre-1967 lines and east Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, with the latter saying that retreat to that point should not even be considered a concession by Israelis.