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  3/17/2014, Adar Bet 15, 5774

PA Negotiator: 20% of Your Residents are Palestinians


Nabil Sha'ath, who serves on the Palestinian Authority's negotiating team opposite Israel, said, Monday morning, that PA recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is impossible. Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, the former chief negotiator said, "...more than 20 percent of your residents are Palestinians."

Sha'ath claimed the talks are stuck with no progress on any issue. He insisted that Israel made a commitment to free Israeli Arabs in the upcoming release of security prisoners tied to this round of talks, and that Israel had to live up to its commitment.