Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is about to send Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu the “mother of all letters” regarding the future of the peace
process, a PA official in Ramallah said Sunday.
The official said the
letter was not ready yet and that Abbas has so far completed the “historic
introduction” in which he details the major reasons behind the failure of the
The Palestinian leadership is scheduled to hold a meeting
in Ramallah on Wednesday to discuss the content of the letter, which will also
be sent to the UN secretary-general.
The letter will hold Israel fully
responsible for the failure of the peace process because it did not stop
construction in the settlements and east Jerusalem, and refused to accept the
pre-1967 lines as the basis for a two-state solution, the official
The official added that the letter would be brought to the
attention of the US administration and some EU countries before it is delivered
The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV station said last weekend
that Abbas was planning to send the letter to Israel through the Jordanian
PA Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki said the letter would seek
clarifications regarding Israel’s position on the resumption of the peace
The letter will be delivered to Israel as soon as Netanyahu
returns from his current visit to the US, Maliki said.
Maliki added that
Abbas’s letter will blame Israel for failing to fulfill its obligations under
the agreements between the two sides. The letter will stress that the
Palestinians have fulfilled all their obligations, he said.
response to the letter will determine whether the Palestinians will return to
the negotiating table or not, Maliki said.
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