Israel has formally canceled the fourth round of the Palestinian terrorist prisoner release, said the Jewish state’s top peace negotiator, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.
According to a statement by Livni, the Palestinians’ decision to join 15 international conventions violated the terms of the prisoner release that was signed in July 2013. Livni said the deal was contingent on the Palestinians refraining from unilateral moves.
The news comes following a reported all-night discussion on Wednesday between Livni, her Palestinian counterpart Saed Erekat, and U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk, which yielded no results.
Israel had delayed the fourth round of the release, which was originally scheduled for March 29, over concerns that the Palestinians would not extend peace talks beyond their late-April deadline.