PA to Consult with Arab League Again

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Palestinian Authority said they will consult with the Arab League on alternative ways to establish a state, blaming the failure of "exploratory" talks in Amman squarely on Israel.

"In light of the results of the Amman meetings, the Palestinian leadership holds Israel fully responsible for their failure," the Palestinian Liberation Organization's executive committee said in a statement released Monday.

"These meetings exposed Israel's determination to pursue settlement activity and its rejections of the two-state solution based on the 1967 boundaries," the statement read.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that prospects to resume talks were dimming with the Palestinians refusing "even to discuss Israel's security needs." Click here for an analysis on the Amman Talks by Prof. Efraim Inbar of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.

The Fatah-affiliated PLO instead will turn their attention to implementing the reconciliation agreement signed last April in Cairo with Hamas, the Palestinian faction ruling the Gaza Strip.

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas will meet Thursday in Cairo to discuss the "structure of a Palestinian national unity government," the P.A.'s official Maan news agency reported.

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