Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas says he has warned Israel`s prime minister that he`ll
quit peace talks unless Israel extends a curb on settlement
Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
launched negotiations at a summit in Washington last week.
A 10-month freeze on settlement housing ends Sept.
26, and Netanyahu is under pressure from hardline allies to
Netanyahu has not said what he will do. He told his
Cabinet today that creative solutions are needed to make the
However, Abbas told PLO activists in Libya late
Saturday that "if the freeze period is not extended by the end
of the month, there will be no negotiations."
Abbas says he made that clear to Netanyahu.