Document | On August 7, 1981, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Fahd ibn Abd al-Aziz announced a plan for peace in the Middle East. It affirmed the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state in the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. Still, it fell short of mentioning the Palestine Liberation Organization. Moreover, the plan unprecedently affirmed the right of all states in the region to live in peace. As a result, the initiative sparked disagreements at the eleventh Arab summit held in Fez in November 1981, consequently deferring its sessions till the Twelfth Summit held again in Fez in September 1982, when it adopted Prince Fahd's peace plan after including a reference to the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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