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Abbas: Leaked Papers Confuse Position of Both Sides

Monday, 24 Jan 2011 08:21 AM

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that leaked Palestinian negotiation documents deliberately confuse the positions of either side, according to Reuters.

The comments came a day after Al-Jazeera began a three-day release of the largest-ever immediate publication of confidential documents relating to the last 11 years of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

"There was an intentional mix-up. I have seen them [Al-Jazeera] present things as Palestinian but in fact they were Israeli... This is therefore intentional," Abbas said in Cairo.

Abbas also explained that the peace talks were carried out openly.

Also on Monday, PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo attacked Al-Jazeera and claimed that "In the past they expressed doubts over the views of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, just as they do now on the position of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas," Abed Rabbo said during a press conference in Ramallah.

The PLO official said "we did not agree to any proposal regarding east Jerusalem. The only position to which we adhere is Abbas' position that east Jerusalem, according to the 67 borders, belongs to us."

Also Monday, Palestinian Legislative Council official Mustafa Barghouti said that Israelis don't want a two-state solution, according to The Guardian's news blog on 'The Palestine Papers.'

"Regardless of how flexible the negotiators are and how many concessions are offered, it makes no difference because Israel does not want a two state solution. All this flexibility is in vain," he was quoted as saying.

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