Abbas: Linking Palestinian Prisoner Release To Settlement Building Could Break Peace Talks


abbasMahmoud Abbas still thinks people take him seriously.

Yesterday, the Palestinian Authority president warned that the linkage Israel has created between freeing Palestinian prisoners and approving construction in parts of Israel will likely bamboozle peace talks.

At a gathering with senior members of his Fatah party in Ramallah, Abbas stated that there has been no progress in negotiations with Israel. He added that Israel’s declaration of new settlement construction at the same time as its release of a second group of Palestinian terrorists last week was a big problem.

Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority will demand that Israel free all 104 prisoners and allow them to go to their own homes rather than deport them.

{ Israel News Bureau}