Palestinians make new move

Palestinian negotiators presented US officials with a new proposal on jurisdiction over Jerusalem in a plan for Arab self-rule, Reuter reports from Jerusalem.

The Palestinian chief negotiator, Hanan Ashrawi, said after meeting the Americans here that the Palestinians had presented a draft sanctioned by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO): 'We presented an official formulation from the PLO on jurisdiction, an informal draft from our leadership on jurisdiction,' she said.

The US Middle East co-ordinator, Dennis Ross, who heads a team touring the region in an attempt to rescue the deadlocked Middle East peace talks, said the new proposal would be discussed.