Event #768 Aziz Shehadeh's plan for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza is presented to Zvi Zur Date: Monday, 12 Jun 1967
The day after Jerusalem was taken in 1967, two officers from the Israeli military government met with Palestinian attorney Aziz Shehadeh. The meeting took place in Ramallah. Shehadeh had represented the Palestinian refugees at the Lausanne conference in 1949. The two Israelis were David Kimche, then a Shin Bet officer and later deputy head of the Mossad, and accountant Dan Bavli, who also had ties inside the Israeli defense establishment. Over coffee they listened in amazement as Shehadeh explained his plan for a Palestinian state in the territories.
On Sunday, June 12, the two officers presented Shehadeh's plan to former chief of staff Zvi Zur. A few days later, Zur accepted an appointment by Dayan to be his assistant. From him, Zur went to Rehavam Ze'evi, then assistant head of Military Operations. Ze'evi, Bavli writes in his book "Missed Dreams and Opportunities", supported the idea of an autonomous Palestinian entity, and proposed that a state be established in the northern West Bank, suggesting that it be called Ishmael.
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