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PLO official: “Palestinians are the original owners of the land”

“During a conference held by the Palestinian Peace Alliance on the tenth anniversary of the Geneva Initiative in Ramallah yesterday evening [Dec. 8, 2013]… [Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo] reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s utter refusal of Netanyahu’s demand that the Palestinians recognize the State of Israel as a Jewish [state] and said: ‘Netanyahu wants historical Palestine to be a national homeland for the Jews without rights for the Palestinians, the original owners of the land.’”