- Jul 6, 2010
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Palestinian president demands complete halt to settlement building in exchange for return to face-to-face peace negotiations.
Abbas sets conditions for direct talks with Israel - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel NewsPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he was ready for direct negotiations with Israel, provided key condition are met, including a total halt to settlement building in the West Bank, according to statements released Thursday.
After months of US-brokered indirect meetings, or proximity talks, Abbas said he would negotiate directly with the Israel if the goal was to establish an independent Palestinian state on the territory occupied in the 1967 war.