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  • 17:55 - 2 August 2013

Netanyahu: If the issue of "refugees" was settled, we will reach an agreement

Gaza,(DRAH.ps)--  A well-informed Israeli source stated that Israeli  Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , told some  close officials in a session to evaluate  negotiation that '' if you have resolved the issue of Palestinian refugees within the borders of the  future Palestinian state , including  compensation, most of  other issues can be agreed upon within days." The source pointed out that Netanyahu granted Minister Tzipi Livni a great freedom to manage the negotiations, which took place under the auspices of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

The source added that although Netanyahu vowed he will present results of negociaiotions in referendum on, he pledged to support all the adjustments that will be reached during the negotiations, which started last Monday, between the Palestinian negotiation team headed by Saeb Erekat and Israeli Minister of Justice, Tzipi Livni, and is scheduled to last about nine months. The source said that Netanyahu spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas more than once recently, and assured him of his commitment to release 104 Palestinian prisoners on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, as a "goodwill gesture" to encourage the Palestinians to negotiate.

Furthermore, the source added that disputes took place within the party of "Likud" over the peace negotiations, which called on Netanyahu to seek division of his party and establish a leftist block leftist that includes Livni, Chile Akhimovic, Year Lapid in addition to Meretz.

The source pointed out that Netanyahu also spoke with the head of the party of "Shas" Arieh Deri , who is known with moderation over  the peace process, pointing out that he carried out a poll and made  sure that the majority of Jews will support peace with  Palestinians



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