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Palestinians: Netanyahu, Fayyad to meet next week

Palestinian source claims delegation led by Prime Minister Fayyad to meet with Netanyahu next week. Delegation to present PM with missive regarding peace process

Palestinian sources said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad next week following a long standstill in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' political advisor Nimer Hammad said that a senior Palestinian delegation headed by Fayyad would meet with Netanyahu and present him with a missive regarding the peace process, the final product of months of Palestinian deliberations.

 

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The Palestinian delegation will also include top negotiator Saeb Erekat and Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary Yasser Abd Rabbo.

  

Hammad noted that the missive would include an explanation on the current situation of the peace process and would stress that no negotiations would go ahead while settlement construction continues and while Israel refuses to recognize the 1967 borders based two-state solution.

 

A Palestinian state source told Ynet that the Palestinians have taken into consideration that Netanyahu would refuse to meet with the delegation members.

 

During a visit to Cairo, Abbas said Netanyahu was responsible for the stalemate in negotiations.

 

He further said that if Netanyahu was not willing to return to the negotiation table, the PA would file a complaint against Israel in the UN.

 

However, the PA president said that if the Israeli PM does agree to the PA's conditions, the PA would be ready to go back to negotiations.

 

 

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