The Palestinian senior negotiator, Dr. Saed Erekat, and the Israeli negotiator, Yitzhak Molcho, will be holding a meeting in the Jordanian capital of Amman to discuss the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and resolving the outstanding issues. The meeting is to be brokered by Jordan and the European Union, the Ma’an News Agency reported Wednesday morning. Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hanna Amira, stated that the P.A. leadership would not make any decision regarding extending negotiations with Israel, stating that Netanyahu’s cabinet does not intend to make any progress over negotiations and peace process with the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian sources reported that scheduled meeting between Erekat and Molcho would be the last meeting, pointing out that huge pressures are being exerted on the International Middle East Quartet in order to going forward with such meetings after the P.A. announced that it won’t participate in any meeting after the one to be held on Wednesday in Amman.
Palestinian officials said that several P.A. meetings are to be held in the Palestinian Territories and Egypt later on, after the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returns to Ramallah. Meanwhile, the follow-up committee of the Arab Peace Initiative would discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks on January 29, 2012.
The Palestinian Authority has threatened that it would take steps after January 26 if the meetings being held in Amman break down.
Meetings between the Palestinian senior negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, and the Israeli negotiator, Yitzhak Molcho, have been held in the Jordanian capital of Amman in an attempt to resume the halted Palestinian-Israeli negotiations for more than two weeks.