Carter: Palestinians mull one state

Ex-US president says Palestinian leaders considering seeking rights in Israeli state.

    Carter (r) has made many visits to the region to
    assist with achieving peace [File: AFP]

    'Nonviolent struggle'

    "By renouncing the dream of an independent Palestine, they would become fellow citizens with their Jewish neighbours and then demand equal rights within a democracy.

    "In this nonviolent civil rights struggle, their examples would be Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela."

    Carter, who commented that a two-state solution was "clearly preferable", said that Palestinian leaders had also considered the current demographics of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

    "Non-Jews are already a slight majority of total citizens in this area, and within a few years Arabs will constitute a clear majority," he said.

    The 39th US president had been travelling in the region as a member of the Elder's Panel, a group of noted international diplomats working to address humanitarian issues.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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