World Bulletin / News Desk
The chief Palestinian negotiator in Palestinain-Israeli peace talks, Saeb Erekat said they, as the Palestinian side, would like to continue peace talks and he believes the peace can be reached in five months.
Erekat at a reception held on the occasion of the first anniversary of Palestine’s gaining ‘observer’ status at the United Nations asked guest ambassadors to assist the peace talks.
Hosting the ambassadors in Agusto Victoria hospital, once the headquarters of Ottoman 4th Army and general Cemal Pasha in Olive Mountain, Erekat told them 27 Palestinians were killed, 159 Palestinian homes were demolished and 5,400 new Jewish settlements were given a green light during the past 120 days since the start of the peace talks.
Erekat said the peace could be reached in five months if there are people who would like to reach a peace deal on the Israeli side, reiterating their demand of returning to 1967 borders.
Palestinian chief negotiator said on French president Francois Hollande's invitation for Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas to address the Knesset (Israeli parliament) that Israel should apologize for 480 Palestinian villages it destructed in 1948.
Saeb Erekat had resigned from his post as chief negotiator last month, excusing Israel’s uncompromising stance regarding the peace talks but president Abbas did not accept his resignation.Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2013, 12:21