The Palestinian Authority on Saturday rejected a proposal by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat confirmed that the PA has rejected a US proposal for renewal of peace negotiations with Israel.
Clinton’s proposal was for the final-status talks to be relaunched on the basis of understandings over West Bank settlement construction reached between U.S. President Barack Obama’s special envoy, George Mitchell, and the Israeli government.
At a news conference after the meeting, Abbas said he told Clinton there would be no new negotiations unless Israel froze settlement building, Israel Radio reported.
Abbas added that Israel was crossing red lines in its recent suppression of disturbances on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, according to the report.
Ahead of the meeting, Erakat said that settlement building, which the Palestinians want Israel to halt completely, was the key to renewing peace negotiations, and that there were still differences between the two sides.
Over the course of the summer, Obama had hoped for a fast track to renewed peace negotiations. But Clinton reported to him on Oct. 22 that neither side had taken sufficient steps toward resuming the dialogue.
Clinton arrived in Abu Dhabi early Saturday after a three-day visit to Pakistan. She later shuttled to Israel for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In her report to the president in October, Clinton indicated that the Palestinians had strengthened security efforts and reforms of government institutions, but needed to do more to prevent terrorism and stop those who carry out or encourage attacks on Israel.
Source: The Israeli Daily Haaretz.
The PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas can simply not agree to restart the peace negotiations. Simply because He him self did radicalize his own organization during the Bethlehem convention earlier this autumn.
If Abbas agree to the US proposal, Hamas will win the up coming election in the Arab occupied parts of Judea and Samaria.
What do the Arab wants?
The Islamic leaders of the Arab Palestinians wants Israel wiped off the map. Thats is the true agenda. All the talk of «peace negotiations» is just a part of a broader plan to get rid of the Jewish nation.