The Palestinians on Monday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to hold direct talks in Paris under the auspices of the French government.
“Direct negotiations with Mr. Netanyahu in the past have proven to be fruitless; why repeat the same mistakes?" said Jamal Dajani, the director of communications for Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
“Actions speak louder than words," Dajani said. "Mr. Netanyahu's actions have shown that he's more interested in building illegal settlements than in reaching peace.”
He spoke in advance of Hamdallah’s scheduled meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday morning with visiting French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who is wrapping up a three-day trip to Israeli and the Palestinian territories.