Erekat: Abbas appreciates Obama's efforts to resume talks

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday said that PA President Mahmoud Abbas appreciated US President Barack Obama’s efforts to resume the peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel so as to reach a final solution on the core issues according to an agreed timetable.
“President Abbas affirms his appreciation for President Obama’s declaration regarding people’s right to self-determination, freedom and dignity, as well as ensuring freedom of worship,” Erekat added. “The Palestinians need more than any other people such issues to get rid of occupation.”