News Brief 8/1/2007, Av 17, 5767
Al-Hayat: Olmert and Abbas Holding Final-Status Talks
According to the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper, Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas, who also serves as Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, together with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, have been holding secret final status negotiations.
The paper claimed that a “secret channel” was set up by the two men to resolve the issues defined as final status issues by the Oslo Accords.
Those issues include, Jerusalem, the “right of return” for Arabs who fled in 1948 and the destruction of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.