A delegation headed by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is
expected to deliver a letter from PA President Mahmoud Abbas to Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu after Passover, chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said
He said that although no date has been set for the meeting, the
two sides will talk about the issue after the Jewish holiday ends.
two sides will set a date for the meeting, during which Fayyad will deliver the
letter outlining the PA’s conditions for resuming the stalled peace talks with
Israel, Erekat said.
In addition to Fayyad, the delegation will consist
of Erekat and PLO secretary-general Yasser Abed Rabbo.
Abbas’s letter as a “rock that would be thrown into still Israeli
The PLO negotiator called on the Quartet, whose representatives
are scheduled to meet in New York on Wednesday, to put pressure on Israel to
fulfill its obligations, especially halting settlement
Erekat said that if the Quartet does not want to employ
pressure on Israel, it should at least publicly hold the Jewish state
responsible for derailing the peace process.
“What is stopping the
Israeli government from carrying out these issues?” he asked. “The road map is
clear and specifically calls for a cessation of settlement construction,
including natural growth [in settlements], and ending the occupation that began