Mahmoud Abbas on Palestinian state: ‘No peace without Jerusalem as its capital’

( Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on the topic of a future Palestinian state that there will be “no peace without Jerusalem as its capital.”

Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: World Economic Forum.

“I will not compromise on the 1967 borders as the border for our Palestinian state; there is no peace without Jerusalem as its capital,” Abbas said on Palestinian TV, reported WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority news agency.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has maintained that Jerusalem, which was divided by Jordanian forces from 1949-1967 and won by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, will remain as the undivided capital of Israel in any final status agreement.


Posted on October 11, 2013 .