Archive: 2/1/2013
Daily Israel Report
11:27
Reported

News Brief

  2/1/2013, Shevat 21, 5773

UN Report Strengthens PA Refusal to Talk


The Fatah faction of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said, Thursday, that it "does not see any real opportunity to resume negotiations while [Israel's] policy of expanding settlements continues, especially in Jerusalem, which could destroy the principle of two-state solution." The announcement came on the heels of a call by the United Nations Human Rights Council for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria (Shomron).

Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said, "We are very encouraged by this open assessment of the Israeli violations."