Secretary of State John Kerry will present a draft of the final peace deal between Israel and Palestinians during his trip to the Middle East this week. The State Department reported that Kerry with talk with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to address the major issues like border lines between Israel and Palestine and security.
“It’s only a proposed framework at this point. .. This framework would address all the core issues,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Some people say this would be an interim agreement. No, that’s not the case. It would address the guidelines around all the core issues that are part of the final status negotiations.”
A total of 104 Palestinian prisoners have recently been released from Israeli prisons, which has helped to accelerate peace efforts.
“The Israeli government’s commitment to release Palestinian prisoners helped enable the start and continuation of the final status negotiations, and we believe this is a positive step forward in the overall process,” Harf said.