(JERUSALEM) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is threatening to quit newly-launched peace negotiations after the Israeli building freeze in the West Bank expired last week.
This weekend, Abbas got more domestic support from Palestinian lawmakers. The executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization issued a statement that peace talks will not proceed until Israel halts settlement construction. Abbas will meet with the Arab League next Friday to discuss whether to stick with or leave the talks.
Meanwhile, U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell is reportedly negotiating with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for a new 60-day freeze.
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