Chief Palestinian Negotiator to Kerry: Israeli Settlement Expansion Could Derail Peace Talks

Saeb Erekat refrains from threatening boycott of the talks, while Palestinian officials claim Israel's plans for new settlement construction adds to the already heavy pressure on the PA.

With a second round of Israeli-Palestinian talks slated to take place next week, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat yesterday sent a furious letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry demanding that he stop Israel from moving forward on plans for new settlement construction.