PLO OKs ”proximity” talks
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Saturday approved indirect talks with Israel. The PLO executive committee, meeting in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, agred to the "proximity" talks.
"As far as we are concerned, the start of the indirect negotiations can be announced today," said Yasser Abed Rabbo, a member of the PLO committee, after the several-hour session had ended. "The negotiations will take one form: shuttling between President Abu Mazen and the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu," Abed Rabbo added, according to Reuters.