Egyptian FM: 'Israel put out the spark' in peace talks

October 7, 2010 09:22

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said "Israel put out the spark" in peace talks, in an interview with Egyptian television Thursday.

Gheit said that ending the building moratorium in the settlements "put out the spark" between Israel and the Palestinians, but he has fait the the US, European Union and the Quartet will be able to convince Israel to freeze building again.

Gheit added that the Israelis are trying to buy time in order to take over more Palestinian land.

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