Erekat denies report Abbas willing to give Israel Kotel

July 3, 2010 19:29

Chief Palestinian Authority Negotiator Saeb Erekat denied Saturday a report in London-based Arab language newspaper Al-Hayat claiming that PA President Mahmoud Abbas agreed in principal  to Israel maintaining control over the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of a future peace agreement with Israel, reported Israel Radio.

Erekat also denied the Al Hayat reports assertion that Abbas  was willing to carry out a land swap for 2.3 percent of the West Bank to allow Israel to maintain some of the settlement blocks, in exchange for territory south of Hebron.

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