Speaking at a campaign event for his wife, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, he said: “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state. I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza…between 96 and 97% of the West Bank, compensating land in Israel, you name it”.
His comments were in response to heckling from a member of the audience who yelled “what about Gaza?”
Mr Clinton was referring to the Clinton Parameters peace proposal he put forward in 2000, which former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak endorsed, but then Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat rejected. The Clinton Parameters proposal followed the failure of the Camp David Accords a few months earlier, when Arafat rejected Barak’s proposal for Palestinian statehood.