Erekat: We'll totally reject any Israel-US deal on settlements

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Sunday that the Palestinians would totally reject any deal between Israel and the US that would include the continuation of construction in West Bank settlements. "There is no interim solution to the settlement issue - either the settlement activity stops, or it doesn't," he told Voice of Palestine radio, adding that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had written a letter to that effect to US President Barack Obama.