Hamas called on the Palestinian Authority to boycott upcoming land-for-peace negotiations on Monday. The request comes a day before Israeli and Palestinian representatives are set to meet in Amman, Jordan.
Direct negotiations between Israel and the PA were broken off in September 2010 after Israel refused to extend a 10-month building freeze in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Chief Palestinian negotiatior Saeb Erekat said Tuesday’s meeting will only succeed if Israel agrees to stop building additional housing for Jews in Judea and Samaria.Malkah Fleisher
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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