Israel's Attorney General: UN Resolution 242 Says Nothing about Palestinian Entity

Published June 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

UN Security Council resolution 242 says nothing at all about a Palestinian entity, Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstein said on Thursday, quoted by Haaretz newspaper. 

"There was no such entity when the resolution was drafted, and there were no such immediate plans," he said. 

Rubinstein was refuting various demands Palestinians have made in recent days about demanding a total Israeli withdrawal from the territories on the basis of resolution 242, said the paper.  

He said there is no legal basis for comparing and adopting similar policies as those used with Egypt, Jordan, or Lebanon in the recent implementation of resolution 425.  

Rubinstein emphasized that resolution 242 refers to secure and recognized borders. No such borders existed with the Palestinians while borders with Jordan and Egypt did exist, the paper quoted him as saying - 

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