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Khalil discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in USA Today

September 23, 2019

USA Today

Osamah F. Khalil

Osamah Khalil was interviewed for the USA Today article "Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother to Donald Trump: Let's talk about your peace plan." According to Khalil, Israel's government believes any peace with the Palestinians would likely only be temporary because Gaza-based groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group that calls for the destruction of the state of Israel and that like Hamas is not part of the PLO, would continue to threaten it. "I don't agree with these claims," says Khalil. "What years of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have revealed is the opposite: The most the Israelis are willing to offer does not meet the minimum demands of the Palestinians. This includes a viable, independent state with sovereignty over its borders and resources," he says. 09/23/19  

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