Palestinian Peace Negotiators Resign, Israel Unfazed – Khaled Abu Toameh and Herb Keinon
The Palestinian negotiating team with Israel has resigned in protest over continued construction in settlements and east Jerusalem neighborhoods, Palestinian sources confirmed Wednesday.
Israeli officials did not seem particularly fazed by the resignations, saying the Palestinian pattern of negotiation “brinkmanship” has occurred on numerous occasions. “This is the way the Palestinians negotiate,” an official said, adding that any crisis over settlement construction at this time was an artificial crisis. (Jerusalem Post