For first time, Palestinians back framework peace agreement

Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, during a news conference in Ramallah in the West Bank on January 2, 2012. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/ FLASH90)

Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, during a news conference in Ramallah in the West Bank on January 2, 2012. (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/ FLASH90)

Top negotiator Saeb Erekat says PA willing to press on past April if preliminary deal in place

(SOURCE)  The chief Palestinian peace negotiator on Wednesday said the Palestinians are ready to extend the current talks with Israel beyond an April deadline — if there is a framework agreement in place.

The comments by Saeb Erekat marked the first time the Palestinians have endorsed the US idea of seeking a preliminary — not final — peace deal.

 Under US-pressure, Israel and the Palestinians resumed negotiations last summer, agreeing to talk for nine months with the goal of a permanent peace agreement. With little progress so far, the Americans are now setting their sights on a preliminary deal.

Erekat said that based on the July 29 start of negotiations, they are to end on April 29. “We are not talking about a peace treaty on the 29th of April. We are talking about a framework agreement,” he told journalists.

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4 thoughts on “For first time, Palestinians back framework peace agreement

  1. There must be for bible prophecy to be fulfilled. Of course it will be an agreement that will not last. But, it is written in the word of God.
    God bless!

  2. According to the bible there will be a seven year peace agreement signed. But we do not know if they will sign a peace agreement in April, we do not know when this will happen.
    God Bless!

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