Erekat: Abbas Showed Obama ‘Very Ugly’ Settlement Map

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saeb-erekatBarack Obama was presented Monday with a “very ugly map” depicting Israeli settlement construction throughout the West Bank, the chief Palestinian negotiator said, adding that the meeting between the US president and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was “difficult” yet “candid.”

According to Saeb Erekat, over 10,000 housing units were built on Palestinian-owned territory since the US-brokered peace talks commenced last year, the Guardian reported.

“We put a map to president Obama, showed him the extent of what happened since we began [negotiations] in July,” Erekat said during a speech at the Wilson Center think-tank in Washington Tuesday, displaying what was apparently Abbas’s map.

“It is a very ugly map,” he said. “This was supposed to be land of the Palestinian state.”

Erekat went on to say that no concrete US peace proposal had been presented to Abbas during his meeting with Obama, despite the fact that US Secretary of State John Kerry has been working on formulating a “framework” for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“Contrary to what people expected, that we will come out of this meeting with an official American proposal document, this has not happened,” he said.

“To submit an official document we need more discussion,” Erekat added.

Times of Israel

{Matzav.com Israel}

3 COMMENTS

  1. why do you call it palestinian OWNED land. That is their big lie claim. Please use the word their claim or purported. No mitzvah to repeat their lies.
    There is no country called palestine and the palestinians are a phoney people. They own NO LAND!!

  2. Palestinian-owned territory ..?
    SINCE WHEN?

    IN FACT: syriAN SHOULD RETURN THE TIP OF SYRIA ALONG WITH EGYPT RETURNING A SMALL PART AND JRDAN MUST MUST AND WILL RETURN 85% “”BACK”” TO ISRAEL THAT THE british took away.

    Obama should be on vacation now, its 3 weeks since his last vacation

  3. Maybe the crazy hand of the palestinian “empire” will show itself as the palestinians have to choose between human trust and limited value. Ultimately, the Israeli settlements are like will call for the ball game. You eventually have to get your tickets from someone who knows the game.

    Never Again.

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