MUSLIM SQUATTERS (PALESTINIANS) ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A TWO STATE SOLUTION..NEVER HAVE..THEY WANT ISRAEL (LAND AND PEOPLE) GONE…BILLIONS HAVE BEEN WASTED TO IGNORE THIS OBVIOUS TRUTH…
Abbas says won’t negotiate ‘for single day’ if freeze ends
NEW YORK – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Monday he will not take part in U.S.-backed peace talks “for a single day” if Israel does not extend a freeze on settlement building at the month’s end.
“The negotiations will continue as long as the settlement (construction) remains frozen, but I am not prepared to negotiate an agreement for a single day more,” Abbas told AFP.
Abbas is to give a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York this week about “efforts to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land since 1967 to create an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital,” his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said.
Israel and the Palestinians began long-awaited peace negotiations under U.S. mediation on September 2.
But so far Israel has stubbornly refused to extend the partial 10-month ban on new construction, and the Palestinians have vowed to pull out of the talks if building resumes.
The deadline for the end of Israel’s freeze on settlement construction is widely accepted as September 26, exactly 10 months and a day after the original cabinet decision.
But the Israeli military order regarding the moratorium states it will only close at midnight on September 30.
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