Abbas deemed it ‘illogical’ for Israel to absorb 5 million refugees, Palestine papers show – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed that it would be “illogical” to ask Israel to absorb 5 million refugees as part of a final peace settlements, according to the latest details of secret negotiations obtained by Al-Jazeera

Abbas said that Israel had suggested allowing 5,000 refugees to return over a course of five years, but that the Palestinian Authority had ruled that option out of hand.

Sources close to the negotiations said that the Palestinians had in turn requested that 10,000 refugees be allowed to return every year over the course of ten years – bringing the total to 100,000.

via Abbas deemed it ‘illogical’ for Israel to absorb 5 million refugees, Palestine papers show – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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