PA unaware of new EU plan to revive peace talks
LAST UPDATED: 01/14/2013 19:07
The Palestinian Authority said on Monday that it was unaware of a new EU initiative to revive peace talks with Israel.
The PA's statement came in response to an unconfirmed report according to which the EU is preparing a "detailed political plan" with the goal of resuming peace negotiations between Israel and the PA.
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said in response that he was unaware of any EU plan to revive the stalled peace talks. He said that no one has presented the PA leadership with any plan.
Erekat reiterated the PA's refusal to return to the negotiating table unless Israel halted settlement construction and released Palestinian prisoners.