Erekat says never intended to apologize to Israel on video

September 9, 2010 15:01

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat released a statement on Wednesday alleging that his televised address to Israelis asking that they be his "peace partner" was altered, according to a Palestinian news agency Ma'an report.

"Unfortunately, my statements were changed interpreted as if I were apologizing to the Israeli nation. This is the opposite to what I said. I was speaking as a negotiator and I mean that as Palestinian and Israeli negotiators we hand been unable to come up with a solution after many years," Erekat said about the video promoting the Geneva Initiative.

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