Sunday, August 13 edition of «Al-Sharq al-Awsat» reported, citing high-ranking representatives of the Palestinian authority that the leaders of the autonomy does not intend to resume negotiations with the Netanyahu government because of the investigations carried out by the head of the government.
«Netanyahu does not control the situation, it depends on the results of the investigation and is unable to make serious decisions», — quotes the edition of the representative of the Palestinian authority.
He added: «the Palestinians do not want to be in a situation where they were in the period of the Olmert government, when we were close to signing an agreement.»
Recall that in September 2008, Ehud Olmert offered Mahmoud Abbas a draft of a final settlement between Israel and the Palestinian authority. Abbas has not responded to this offer. Later, surrounded by the heads of the Palestinian authority are motivated by a reluctance to sign the agreement with the Prime Minister, announced his intention to retire from politics.
In the coming days in the region will again have a special representative of the President of the United States Jared Kushner, the envoy of the President of the United States in the middle East Jason Greenblatt, as well as the Deputy head of the Council for national security of the United States of Dina Powell. The purpose of their visit is a continuation of attempts to renew the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinian authority.
August 10 member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine liberation Organization Ahmad Majdalani on the eve of another visit to the region, special representative of U.S. President on the Middle East Jason Greenblatt’s said that the Palestinian leaders have disappointed US and lost faith in the impartiality of the administration of Donald trump. The official of the PLO said in an interview with Quds press.
Ahmad Majdalani noted that until recently, Ramallah believed that the new White house administration will be able to maintain neutrality and to promote the fair resolution of the conflict. However, it is now obvious that the United States show solidarity with Israel and protect its interests.
August 13, speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: «We expect this visit and is ready to cooperate with representatives of the US administration in an attempt to resume the peace process».