The Palestinian Authority denied Sunday that its representatives had been lately holding behind-the-scenes talks with Israel.

The denial came in response to a report in Ha'aretz which talked about secret and quiet talks between the two sides in recent weeks.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the only contacts between the PA and Israel were over the recent exchange of letters between PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

In late April, Erekat met with Netanyahu in Jerusalem and handed him a letter from Abbas detailing the PA's position regarding the resumption of the peace process.

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