P.A. Not Ready to Resume Talks with Israel

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Before the much-touted resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority even begin, officials in Ramallah say it's not a done deal.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, said they've only agreed to talk about whether the talks will resume, the Times of Israel reported, echoing earlier statements by Yasser Abed Rabbo, another spokesman for Abbas.

Rudeineh and Rabbo are the only two P.A officials authorized to speak about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement Friday that the two parties agreed to restart talks in Washington next week.

While Israel rejects preconditions, the P.A. said there will be no resumption of talks until Israel agrees on the pre-1967 (1948 armistice) lines, issues a construction freeze for all communities outside those lines, and agrees to release between 80 and 104 long-term prisoners convicted and sentenced prior to the Oslo Accords.

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