Abbas: Talks were postponed due to east J'lem construction

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians were planned tobegin soon, but were postponed due to continued construction ineast Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday during an official visit to Tunisia.
Meanwhile on Friday, a Palestinian official stated that mediated talks would only begin once construction in Ramat Shlomo and Beitar Ilit ceased completely, and that direct talks would only begin once all settlement activity comes to a stop.