RAMALLAH, January 24 (JMCC) - Palestinian officials have denied the credibility of papers leaked to the television station al-Jazeera.
The papers detail concessions made over the last ten years in private talks between Israeli, Palestinian and American officials.
Speaking angrily on al-Jazeera, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat
, who is quoted widely in the papers, said that much
of the documents were fabricated.
He said that the information shown contained mistakes and inaccuracies and that his words were taken out of context and he was misquoted.
I have always said that east Jerusalem is part of Palestine.
No body has given up anything, I have shown Jerusalem Map on Al Jazeera a year ago. The land exchange principle was discussed before, Erakat said.
He said that all documents were shared in advance with the Arab league and several Arab countries, including Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar.
The New York Times also reported
that officials denied the reports:
Palestinian authorities immediately rejected the Al Jazeera report as “a bunch of lies,” while their rivals in Hamas, the group that controls Gaza, seized on the documents as evidence that the Palestinian Authority was “attempting to liquidate the Palestinian cause,” Reuters reported.