Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Israel mustn't negotiate with the Palestinians

Israel must not negotiate with the Palestinians since Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has no control in the Palestinian territories, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef told party chairman Eli Yishai on Wednesday. "Of what use are talks when Kassams continue to land, even this morning, on Sderot and when Israelis are killed by Palestinian security forces in Judea and Samaria?" asked Yosef, adding that "no one is authorized to discuss concessions on Jerusalem."