Palestinian, Israeli negotiators meet for talks
Published Tuesday 03/09/2013 (updated) 04/09/2013 19:03
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian and Israeli negotiating teams met in Jerusalem on Tuesday for a fifth round of peace talks, a Palestinian official said.
The official, who wished to remain anonymous, said PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat and Tzipi Livni have discussed all final status issues in previous meetings but have yet to reach an agreement.
President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that any agreements will be put to a public referendum for approval.
He said both teams have so far been outlining their respective positions.
Senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath said Monday that peace negotiations have made no progress so far.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators formally resumed direct peace talks earlier last month after a hiatus of nearly three years, thanks to an intense bout of shuttle diplomacy by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
They are expected to last about nine months.