RAMALLAH, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Head of the PLO Negotiations Affairs Department
Saeb Ereikat said on Sunday that he has delivered messages from President
Mahmoud Abbas to members of the International Quartet, during his meeting
with the U.S. consul, the representatives of Russia, the United Nations and
the European Union.
President Abbas stressed the commitment for peace and resolutions made by
the Security Council and the General Assembly for Arab peace that includes the
duration not more than one year, Ereikat said in a statement to radio
President Abbas in his letters praised the Quartet's position calling for
halt of settlement construction, demolition of Palestinian homes and
displacement of populations.
Palestinian Authority has threatened to withdraw from negotiations if
Israel continued with settlement activities.
Israel began to develop its own requirements for the peace process despite
the fact that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for negotiations
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conditions are to recognize
Israel as a Jewish state, border security and maintaining the Jordan Valley,
and establishing a Palestinian state free of weapons.(end)
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