Abbas: Little progress made in negotiations

PA president tells Arab Union summit Israel continuing its hostilities against the Palestinians.

abbas Gaddafi 224.88 (photo credit: AP)
abbas Gaddafi 224.88
(photo credit: AP)
Little progress has been made in peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday. Speaking at an Arab Union summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm e-Sheikh, Abbas said that Israel was continuing its hostilities against the Palestinians, including settlement activity and the Gaza blockade. The PA president hailed the AU's support to the Palestinians in its struggle for liberation and praised Egypt's efforts to broker the Gaza truce. Abbas was at the summit in order to boost cooperation between the two sides, and noted the Palestinians' strong solidarity with the AU since the time of his predecessor Yasser Arafat. Entitled "Meeting the Millennium Development Goals on Water and Sanitation", the two-day summit was being attended by representatives of 53 AU members, with EU, Asian and Latin American delegates as observers.