Sunday, November 11, 2007
PA negotiators forced to call off talks after blocked at checkpoint
"......Palestinian officials said chief negotiator Ahmed Qureia and other members of the negotiating team were stopped by Israel Defense Forces soldiers near Jerusalem while on their way to meet their Israeli counterparts to try to draft a joint statement ahead of the Annapolis, Maryland conference scheduled for in late November.
Qureia said his team was held at the West Bank checkpoint for 25 minutes and was asked to keep waiting, but the negotiators refused. They were expected in Jerusalem for a meeting with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, the head of the Israeli negotiating team.
"The Palestinian delegation is very angry," Qureia said. "We don't go to negotiate with them in order to be humiliated. We represent the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause this is a humiliation we can't accept. We will propose never to conduct negotiations in Israel again."
"We cannot carry out negotiations like this," Qureia said. An aide said Qureia informed Israel that he wanted to move the talks to another country......"
The stooge will be back in Jerusalem, meeting with his Israeli handlers again and again; of that I am certain. He needs Israeli favors that made him a very wealthy man, such as buying cement from his company to build the Israeli apartheid wall.