Fatah says no talks with Israel before settlement activity halted
The central committee of the Palestinian Fatah movement said Sunday that there would be no peace talks unless Israel agreed to halt its settlement activity, Xinhua reported.
"The next period is decisive and dangerous," spokesman for the committee, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, said in a press statement after a meeting chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Abu Rdeneh held the Israeli government responsible for the impasse of the peace process, stressing that the Palestinian people will never abandon their rights.
He also said that Abbas has informed the members of the central committee on the efforts made by the international Quartet for peace and Jordan to push the peace process forward.
The Palestinians are expecting the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel before the deadline of Jan. 26 set by the Quartet.