Erekat: Netanyahu is wasting time, not interested in talks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 4, 2010 23:13

PA negotiator says Palestinians rejected PM's suggestion to establish 12 joint Israeli-Palestinian committees.




Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat gives a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Erekat 311. (photo credit: AP)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is only interested in delaying peace talks and wasting time, Palestinian Authority Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat told Jordanian newspaper Addustour on Saturday.

According to the Addustour report, Erekat said that Netanyahu suggested establishing 12 committees during the negotiations that both sides will take part in, a suggestion that was rejected by the Palestininains.

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Erekat added that the topics to be discussed have already been decided in Washington and they include Jerusalem, the settlements, borders, water, security and the release of prisoners.

The PA negotiator clarified that this is not time for negotiations but instead time to reach certain decisions with regard to all the different issues.

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that Erekat called on Israel to evacuate the settlements in the West Bank as part of the peace agreement.


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