The Palestinian Authority has rebuffed the idea of a downsized Palestinian state which is marked out of the ideal with makeshift borders.
Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said the Palestinians were asked to "take a state with provisional borders on 40 or 50 percent, and after that we will see," the Associated Press reported.
"Frankly, we will not accept the state with temporary borders, because it is being offered these days," he added, addressing the leaders of his Fatah party.
The Palestinian side wants Israel to enforce a permanent and complete freeze on its settlement expansion in the entire occupied territories as a precondition for the resumption of the so-called peace talks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, however, recurrently rejected a total freeze on the expansion of the settler units, repeating former and current Israeli leaders.