How to stop the Israelis from annexing all of Palestine

A new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians began on Monday in Istanbul, where Palestinian leaders announced a new round in which the two sides agreed to establish a state in the area and to return to talks to negotiate the final status of the Palestinian refugee issue.

The Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is the chief negotiator and the Palestinian Authority’s representative in the six-member Geneva talks, which are held every six months.

He said that while the two-state solution is the only solution for peace, the two parties need to continue negotiations to find a solution that is mutually beneficial for all Palestinians and Israelis.

The announcement by the Palestinian delegation came just a day after Abbas’s office said the two delegations had reached an agreement to resume the talks.

The PA President’s office also said that Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reached a memorandum of understanding on establishing a Palestinian state on the Golan Heights, the Israeli occupied West Bank, and Gaza.

The two sides had previously announced a cease-fire in place on the border between Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of Israeli prisoners and the return of Palestinian prisoners.

The Palestinians had also agreed to allow international aid to reach Palestinian prisoners and return the bodies of Palestinian dead.

On Monday, Abbas, in his first official public comments since the beginning of the new round, made clear that his peace negotiations with Israel were about establishing a state.

“We want to put an end to the conflict, to return peace and security to our people and the whole region,” Abbas said in an address to a joint session of parliament.

He said that Israel’s unilateral annexation of the West Bank and Gaza was illegal and would only lead to further escalation in the conflict.

Abbas has called for the Palestinians to withdraw their troops from the territories they captured in the 1967 war.

But he has repeatedly warned that Israel will not return to the 1967 lines of occupation and Israeli settlements, even if he agreed to give up his military forces.

He added that Israel was ready to give peace talks to all the parties involved in the peace process, but only to return a two-states solution, and not to settle for a one-state reality.

Israel’s new peace deal, signed on Monday, sets the stage for the resumption of talks that began in 2012, and which have so far failed to achieve a breakthrough.

In the past, Abbas has called on Israel to release its prisoners, but that has not happened, as the Israeli government has not released the detainees on their own.