Report: Obama administration wants 3-month freeze extension

September 16, 2010 10:34

The Obama administration wants Israel to expand the 10-month moratorium on West Bank settlement construction for another three months, according to London-based paper A-sharq al-Awsat.

The Arabic language paper reported Thursday morning that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had agreed to the US suggestion, but that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had yet to respond.

The report came after Netanyahu and Abbas met in Jerusalem on Wednesday night, in the second round of the newly-launched peace talks.

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