No plans yet to dissolve PNA: Fatah official

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There are no plans yet to dissolve the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) despite the breakdown of peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Sunday.

However, Nabil Shaath, a senior member of President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, said dissolving the PNA "is still an option though it is not planned for the time being."

He noted that President Abbas had talked about "alternatives" to respond to the failure of the peace process, "but he doesn't talk about breaking up the Authority."

Abbas's statements about the alternatives since the Israeli and Palestinian negotiations stopped in September opened the door for speculations, as some observers said that ending the PNA, which was established following Oslo peace accords in 1993, was one of Abba's options.

The Palestinian officials unanimously said that the preferable alternative was to seek an international recognition of a Palestinian state from the Security Council.

The Palestinians want Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank -- some officials say East Jerusalem as well -- before resuming the negotiations.

Source: Xinhua


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