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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
1 February 1993
APPROACHES TOWARDS
THE SETTLEMENT
OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
AND THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE

Issue 20 - January 1993


Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii

The issue of Palestinian deportees and the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations . . 1

Remarks by the Foreign Minister of Israel, Tel Aviv, 8 January 1993 . . . . 1

Text of a statement by the Palestinian delegation to the
Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, Jerusalem, 13 January 1993 . . . . . . . . 2

Excerpts from an interview with the Head of
Information Department of the PLO, 14 January 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Excerpts from an interview with Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin,
Jerusalem, 21 January 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Excerpts from an interview with President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak,
Cairo, January 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Excerpts from a decision by the High Court of Justice of Israel
on the question of the Palestinian deportees, Jerusalem, 28 January 1993. . 7

Remarks by the Vice-President of the Syrian Arab Republic,
Damascus, January 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8











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NOTE


Since April 1991, at the request of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat has prepared on a monthly basis a compilation of relevant statements, declarations, documents or other material regarding the settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the question of Palestine and the convening of an international peace conference on the Middle East for the use of the Committee members and observers. The present issue covers the month of January 1993.

Reproduced herein are only those parts of the statements, declarations, documents or other material, quoted or summarized, which relate to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the question of Palestine.






The issue of Palestinian deportees and the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations



Remarks by the Foreign Minister of Israel, Tel Aviv, 8 January 1993


On 8 January 1993, at Jerusalem, in an IDF* Radio interview, Foreign Minister of Israel Mr. Shimon Peres explained Israel's position on the question of the deportation of Palestinian civilians and on a possible action by the Security Council in that regard.

Asked about Security Council resolutions, Mr. Peres said:

To a question concerning a possible action by the Prime Minister or the Israeli Government, Mr. Peres replied:
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*Israel Defence Forces



Text of a statement by the Palestinian delegation to the
Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, Jerusalem, 13 January 1993


On 13 January 1993, at Jerusalem, the following statement was released by the office of the official spokesperson of the Palestinian delegation to the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations:
Excerpts from an interview with the Head of
Information Department of the PLO,
14 January 1993


In an interview, carried by Al-Fajr, on 14 January 1993, Mr. Yasser Abed Rabbo, Head of the Information Department of the PLO and member of its Executive Committee, stated the following regarding the position of the PLO on the deportation of Palestinian civilians and its effect on the peace process:

"...
Excerpts from an interview with Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin,
Jerusalem, 21 January 1993


In an interview with MBC Television correspondents, conducted at Jerusalem, and broadcast in London, on 21 January 1993, Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin explained Israel's position with regard to the situation in the region and the Middle East peace process.


Asked how he viewed Israel within the new framework of the Middle East peace process, Mr. Rabin replied:

In response to a question on difference between his own public statements and those of the Israeli delegation at the negotiation table, Mr. Rabin said:

When questioned about his readiness to meet with a PLO representative, Mr. Rabin said:

To a question on progress made in Israel's negotiations with the Syrian Arab Republic, he answered:


"...
Excerpts from an interview with President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak,
Cairo, January 1993


In an interview with Der Spiegel, conducted at Cairo, and carried by the magazine in its issue of 25 January 1993, President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak said the following regarding a solution of the question of Palestine:

With regard to a question on who represents the Palestinian people, Mr. Mubarak said:

Excerpts from a decision by the Israel: High Court of Justice of Israel
on the question of the Palestinian deportees,
Jerusalem, 28 January 1993


The following is the unofficial translation of excerpts of a decision of the High Court of Justice of Israel on the question of the Palestinian deportees, issued on 28 January 1993, at Jerusalem, by the Government Press Office, and communicated by the Foreign Ministry of Israel:
Remarks by the Vice-President of the Syrian Arab Republic,
Damascus, January 1993


In an interview with a weekly magazine Al-Wasat, at Damascus, in January 1993, Mr. Abd al-Halim Khaddam, Vice-President of the Syrian Arab Republic, among other things, addressed the issues of the Palestinian deportees and the status of the Israeli-Syrian negotiations.

On the issue of the Palestinian deportees:

Asked about the conditions of the Syrian Arab Republic for a peace agreement with Israel, Mr. Khaddam said:

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Notes


1. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-93-006, 11 January 1993, p. 41.

2. Ibid., FBIS-NES-93-008, 13 January 1993, p. 32.

3. Ibid., FBIS-NES-93-009, 14 January 1993, p. 3; also Al-Quds, 13 January 1993 (in Arabic).

4. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-93-010, 15 January 1993, p. 4; also Al-Fajr, 14 January 1993 (in Arabic).

5. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-93-013, 22 January 1993, pp. 27-28.

6. Ibid., FBIS-NES-93-017, 28 January 1993, p. 8; also Der Spiegel, 25 January 1993 (in German), pp. 128-131.

7. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Daily Report: Near East & South Asia, No. FBIS-NES-93-018, 29 January 1993, pp. 29.

8. Ibid., FBIS-NES-93-016, 27 January 1993, p. 45-46; also Al-Wasat, 25-31 January 1993 (in Arabic), pp. 17-21.

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