Abbas: Israel’s ‘intransigence’ forcing us to the UN

07.09.2011                      08.Elul, 5771

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Abbas: Israel’s ‘intransigence’ forcing us to the UN

Negotiations have ended, it’s time to take decisions, says Erekat; US continues to request that PA return to peace talks with Israel.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told Quartet representative Tony Blair the PA was being forced to go to the UN to ask for recognition of a Palestinian state because of Israeli “intransigence” and refusal to abide by signed agreements and UN resolutions.
Abbas also complained about Israel’s policy of continued construction in the settlements as another reason why the PA was determined to proceed with its statehood bid, a PA official said….