A US proposal to renew peace talks, handed over
by US Mideast envoy George Mitchell on his recent visit to the region,
is being studied by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas,
according to Palestinian officials quoted in a Reuters report Monday.
plan would see negotiations start at a lower level, before full-scale
are launched between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, according to the
Other Palestinian officials quoted in the Reuters report said
that Mitchell had suggested "confidence building measures" to improve
living conditions in the West Bank.