Ghassan Khatib,director of the Palestinian Press Office in Ramallah, is quoted in this week's Al Ahram as follows "any further concessions by us to Israel, especially with regards to fundamental issues will be unacceptable to both our people and our leadership". This echoes what Abbas,Erekat and Shaath have said about concessions. This reinforces what the Israeli side has said about the Palestinians not giving a millimetre. The Palestinians come to negotiations just to get, not to give and failing that they go to the US,UN or other Arabs to help them get what they demand.
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