Palestinians: Kerry Framework Not Acceptable

Deal Includes Almost None of PA Demands

Palestinian officials have informed the United States that Secretary of State John Kerry’s “framework plan” is not acceptable to them as currently written, and would need significant revision to be accepted.

The officials complained that the Kerry plan “includes pretty much everything Israel demanded” but almost none of the key requirements the Palestinians had laid out in previous comments.

Despite their perception of the plan as too pro-Israel, the Israeli government has likewise rejected the plan, with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon declaring it “not worth the paper it’s printed on” and other Israeli officials suggesting John Kerry must be an anti-semite to even propose some of those things.

Though both Israel and Palestine seem uniformly opposed to Kerry’s plan, they seem to be growing a bit closer to one another, as some recent reports have suggested that they are mere percentage points apart on the key question of land swaps.

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