Abbas calls for Arab League meeting to consult on talks

The Palestinian Authority has requested an urgent meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers to discuss the future of the peace process after the moratorium on settlement construction ended on Sunday night.


The request came as the PA continued to issue conflicting statements as to how it would respond if the Israeli government did not extend the moratorium.

While PA President Mahmoud Abbas and a senior official in Ramallah indicated that they would not pull out of the US-sponsored direct talks with Israel, other Palestinian representatives threatened to halt the negotiation if the construction in the settlements is resumed.