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Monday, October 25, 2010

Abu Mazen turns down another freeze

A weekend report in a Lebanese newspaper indicates that Prime Minister Netanyahu offered 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen another 'settlement freeze' and Abu Mazen turned it down.
A report in a Lebanese paper over the weekend said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had offered another temporary freeze deal to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas – who turned it down. According to PA negotiators Sa'eb Erekat, who was quoted in Sunday's edition of the Al-Mustaqbel newspaper, Netanyahu offered to renew the freeze after completion of some 1,600 homes in Judea and Samaria that are now under construction, many of them started after the end of the last freeze. The second freeze, Netanyahu said, would absolutely be the last one, and was being offered to lure the PA back to the negotiating table.

Erekat told the paper that the U.S. had communicated Netanyahu's offer to Abbas, who turned it down.
It sounds like Bibi's toying with him, doesn't it?



At 1:06 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Note there were no strings attached to this offer other than no additional extension would be granted. That was not enough for the Palestinians, which is why they tuned it down.

They want a permanent freeze. And Israel can't grant it.

At 2:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're waiting for Iran to pass the 'nuclear threshold'. And why not? It is looking more and more like NO ONE has any intention of taking action to stop Iran.



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