PA’s Dr. Saab Erekat on Israeli Elections

(Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013)

PA (Palestinian Authority) chief negotiator Dr. Saab Erekat has issued a call to Israel to return to the negotiating table with the PA immediately. “It does not matter what government is formed. The election is an internal Israeli matter” he explained, adding “We welcome any government that believes in the two-state solution for two nations and believes in peace.”

Speaking with the AFP news agency, Erekat stated the character of the new government is unlikely to change too much, discarding theories of a left-wing bloc. “We the Palestinians are waiting for a new government that desires peace and wishes to resume talks, to stop settlements, to free Palestinian prisoners and to implement the two state solution.”

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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