Abbas: Yeah lets go ahead and make a deal…
just like Mohamed did with the Banu Qurayza Jews
As with Syria, the
Palestinians Fakestinian ‘leadership’ can’t afford to end the conflict, so whatever you see and hear coming from the Arabs, is only meant to tickle the ear, there’s no substance to it. US Envoy Mitchell can spin and cartwheel all day long to the Middle East ”peace process” shuffle, Israel will only look at substance, not promises. KGS
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinians and Israel have agreed on the principle of a land swap, but denied that the two sides had reached any further agreement in this regard.
The issue of the ratio of land Israel would give to the Palestinians in exchange for keeping settlement blocs has long been an issue of dispute, with the Palestinians demanding that the ratio be 1:1, and Israel offering less.
Israeli officials, however, refused to discuss the content of what is being talked about with the Palestinians.
“Any public discussion of the content will make progress much more difficult, and we want to make progress,” one official said.
Abbas, speaking to reporters in Ramallah while participating in a campaign to boycott goods manufactured in West Bank settlements, said that the two sessions of indirect talks that took place in the past week have not made any progress yet.
He said that in the first session, the two sides discussed, via US special envoy George Mitchell, the issues of security and borders of the future Palestinian state.
In the second session, Mitchell presented the Palestinians with “verbal, professional and legal questions,” Abbas said, refusing to elaborate.
He added that the Palestinians would give their replies to the questions after consulting with Arab countries because the PA had agreed to the resumption of the indirect talks after getting a green light from the Arab League.
“Until now, we can’t say that there has or hasn’t been any progress [in the talks],” Abbas added. “But we hope that matters will move in the right direction, and that we will reach agreement on the borders and security within the next four months.”