YNET: Report: Source says deal reached to extend peace talks: Pollard is "sweetener"
As teams met in Jerusalem, source tells Al Arabiya Israel agrees to free prisoners, freeze West Bank construction, while Palestinian will backtrack UN bid and US will release Pollard in final bid to save peace talks.
Ynetnews - April 10, 2014
An unnamed source told Al Arabiya that a deal has been reached to extend peace talks.
According to the report, the deal will see a number of Palestinian prisoners freed and a freeze on West Bank settlement construction. In return, the Palestinians will suspend their plans to join 15 international bodies. To sweeten the deal for Israel, the source claimed the US has promised to release jailed US-Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard...
...On Thursday, in a new meeting between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators, attended by US special envoy Martin Indyk took place, a Palestinian source told Ma'an the parties were set to discuss the possibility of Israel releasing the fourth and final group of prisoners in a bid save relieve tensions between the two sides the hopes of resuming talks.
According to the source Ma'an spoke with, the Palestinian negotiators will then continue to separate the release of prisoners and the extension of peace talks beyond the agreed deadline of April 29.
A PA official further claimed that a release would be secured, and would take place by the end of the month.
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