Mitchell: Palestinians are interested in talks with Israel

Speaking after meeting with Egyptian president in Cairo, US envoy claims both sides want to continue negotiations; Egyptian FM backs Palestinian position on settlement construction.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 3, 2010 15:00
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US Middle East envoy George Mitchell

Mitchell 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

The Palestinians are interested in peace talks with Israel continuing, US envoy George Mitchell said in Cairo on Sunday during a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

"Despite their differences, both the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority have asked us to continue these discussions in an effort to establish the conditions under which they can continue direct negotiations," Mitchell told reporters after his meeting with Mubarak.

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