Israel urged to commit to Arab plan

Kuwaiti emir tells US president that Israel must 'fulfil obligations' for peace.

    Al-Sabah, left, told Obama that Israel must commit
    to the Arab plan in order to secure peace [EPA]

    The initiative calls for the creation of a viable Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

    It also seeks a "just solution" to the long-term future of Palestinian refugees under the terms of UN General Assembly resolution 194.

    The Israeli government has repeatedly rejected calls for Palestinians who fled or were forced out of their homes during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war to return to areas in what is now Israel. 

    About 4.6 million Palestinian refugees are living outside their ancestral lands in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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