'Mahmoud Abbas Israel's only negotiation partner'

Senior Fatah official, Saeb Erekat said that the only Palestinian partner for negotiating with Israel was PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Army Radio reported. "We have one government and one president, even though we are not currently in control of Gaza," Erekat said in a Jerusalem conference. Former foreign minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, who also spoke at the conference, said that "Israel and Hamas have something in common, because it too is not ready for a final status agreement."