Palestinian Authority rejects Netanyahu’s conditions to resume peace talks

The Palestinian Authority has strongly rejected a set of conditions presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the resumption of peace talks, including the recognition of Israel as a Jewish State and the continuous security control over areas located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.

The Palestinian Authority described the conditions as “insignificant and unworthy of a response”.  “These are onerous conditions; [Netanyahu] will not find a single Palestinian, who will be ready to deal with them.”Netanyahu said that recognizing Israel as a Jewish state and its right to seal security control over the West Bank were two conditions that he would never abandon.

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