Without Fayyad, Palestinians Meet Netanyahu

By Haaretz

Published April 17, 2012.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, detailing the PA’s demands regarding the resumption of Middle East peace talks.

The missive was delivered by a Palestinian delegation headed by chief PA negotiator Saeb Eerekat during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad won’t head the Palestinian delegation scheduled to meet Netanyahu later in the day. Speaking to the media, Erekat confirmed that Fayyad will not attend the meeting, adding that he is on his way to meet Netanyahu together with West Bank intelligence chief Majed Faraj.

The premier was accompanied by his envoy to talks with the Palestinians, Issac Molho. According to sources, the meeting lasted 80 minutes, during which the premier went over the letter’s five pages, written in English.

A preliminary inspection of its content indicated that it did not include any new messages, but that it also did not spell out explicit threats to take disassemble the PA.

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