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  1/1/2013, Tevet 19, 5773

Peres Criticized by Erekat


Senior Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator Saeb Erekat has joined Israeli leaders in criticizing remarks made by President Shim'on Peres, according to a Tuesday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily.

Referring, during an interview by the paper, to Peres' recommendation that Israel talk to Hamas, Doctor Erekat said, "He is meddling in Palestinian politics and deciding who can be talked to and who can't." He added, "When the peace agreement is signed, it will be between the elected representatives of the Israeli and Palestinian people. The Palestinian people does not decide who is elected by the Israelis and Israel will not decide who will be the representative in the name of the Palestinian people."