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  3/21/2014, Adar Bet 19, 5774

PA: 'Settlements' Caused the Talks to Fail


A spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria had caused the U.S.-sponsored peace talks to reach an impasse.

"Israel's settlement activity caused the negotiations to fail and led them to an impasse," the spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, told the AFP news agency.