RAMALLAH, Nov 14 (JMCC) - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat
expressed concern about an American proposal for a new 90-day Israeli moratorium on new construction because it would only apply to the West Bank
and not East Jerusalem
, the Palestinians' hoped-for capital. Erekat did not reject the proposal, however, and said that Palestinians would consult among themselves and with Arab leaders.Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said the Americans had not officially informed the Palestinians about the details of the proposal, but they know we have a major problem in not including east Jerusalem.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will put the US plan before
Palestinian decision-makers and call for an immediate session of Arab
League officials before announcing an official decision, Erekat said.
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