Jazeera leaks a `boring soap opera`: Abbas
Ramallah: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday dismissed the leak of
hundreds of secret files on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as
nothing but a "boring soap opera."
Arriving back in the West Bank city of Ramallah from
Jordan, Abbas was greeted by hundreds of supporters at his
Muqata headquarters after the Al-Jazeera news channel began
publishing hundreds of documents exposing his government`s
negotiations with Israel.
"This is a boring soap opera," he told the crowd. "We
know how to respond to it and how to deal with it," he said.
"We`re not shocked by this nonsense."
The Palestinian Authority has been deeply embarrassed
by information made public in the leaks, including details on
the large amount of land in Arab east Jerusalem that
negotiators were willing to cede to Israel in a peace deal.
But Abbas defended the negotiations today, saying the
documents did not reveal anything inappropriate.
"We have nothing to hide and there isn`t a single
document there that we didn`t tell the Arab nations about, on
an individual and collective basis," he said.
"The Palestinian constants... have not changed and
will not change, and the first among these constants is
Jerusalem," he said.
Al-Jazeera is leaking more than 1,600 files on peace
talks with Israel going back more than 10 years.
The files show Palestinian negotiators were willing to
make unprecedented concessions on issues including Jerusalem
and the return of Palestinian refugees in order to achieve a
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Security guard beats woman journalist publicly in Pakistan
- Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Hiranagar; 7 Pak Rangers killed, BSF jawan injured
- ISIS terrorists escape Mosul disguised in women's clothing
- DNA: Analysing the existing poor condition of Indian education system
- DNA: Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Hiranagar; Seven Pak Rangers killed
- Navjot Singh Sidhu out on zero to Waqar Younis in 1990 – The match Kapil Sharma keeps talking about
- MS Dhoni reacts in astonishment as Axar Patel takes a stunning one-handed catch - VIDEO
- BSP shrugs off Rita Bahuguna 's jump; says BJP will still face defeat in UP polls
- MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli? Here's Virender Sehwag's best ever reply
- Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande’s Karva Chauth photos will surprise you