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Palestinians Reject Israel's Economic Sanctions

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April 13, 2014 AT 2:12 PM
Palestinian peace negotiators said Sunday that if Israel is going to impose economic sanctions against the Palestinian National Authority, they might halt security coordination with Israel. During a meeting in Jerusalem, the Palestinian negotiation team refused to extend the ongoing peace talks, which will end later this month, unless Israel agrees to release the final batch of Palestinian prisoners. The Palestinians also demanded a halt of Israeli settlement construction. Israel insisted that the Palestinian bid to join 15 international and UN agencies be frozen, which was rebuffed by Palestinian negotiators.