Palestine, Israeli Security Officials to Meet Twice on Wednesday
Palestinian and Israeli security officials will meet twice on Wednesday, said the head of the Palestinian intelligence department, Amin Hindi, on Tuesday.
In the first meeting, a timetable for the redeployment of Israeli forces will be set, and ways for returning the situation to the way it was before the outbreak of the Al Aqsa Intifada will be discussed, he said, cited by Haaretz newspaper.
In the second meeting, the two sides will discuss the remaining issues between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he said, without elaborating.
Meanwhile, Hindi said Monday’s security meeting had been “difficult.”
“Attacks by the Israeli Army and Jewish settlers on Palestinians in the past two days cast a shadow on the security meeting Monday,” he said.
During the meeting, Hindi said, “Israeli representatives wanted to condition the implementation of the Tenet ceasefire agreement on a complete resumption of quiet in the territories.”
But the Palestinians, including West Bank preventive security chief Jibril Rjoub, rejected this demand, he said.
Hindi reiterated his stance that the two sides must formulate a detailed timetable for implementation of the next steps in Tenet’s proposal by Wednesday – Albawaba.com